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Submit a planning application

Prior to building a new property or making changes to an existing property, you must apply to us for planning permission.

You can only submit a planning application for properties that are within the New Forest district. Before contacting us, confirm that the property falls within the district by using our online postcode lookup below.

If your property is within the New Forest National Park, you will need to apply to the Park Authority for planning permission.

If your property is within the New Forest district, you can submit an application for planning permission.

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How to submit an application

You can either submit a planning application online, or fill out and send a form to us via email or post.

Online applications

You can apply for planning permission on the Planning Portal website using the link below.

Alternatively, householders can apply for planning permission using our online form below.

Downloadable application forms

You may prefer to print out an application form and complete it manually. You can download all application forms in PDF format from the Planning Portal website using the link below.

Send the application forms and documents to us via email to

You can also post or deliver them in person to:

Development Management
New Forest District Council
Appletree Court
Beaulieu Road
SO43 7PA

Other application types

Application for the modification or discharge of a Section 106 obligation (PDF) [81KB]

Regulation 75 Application Form relating to general consent orders (Word doc) [59KB]

Regulation 75 Pop Up Campsites (Word doc) [72KB]


Deciding planning applications

The process by which we make decisions on planning applications.

Local checklists for planning applications

Download checklists of requirements for your planning application submissions.

Amendments to a planning permission

Sometimes issues can arise after a planning permission has been granted where you may need to seek to modify or vary the approved plans or details.

Planning application fees

Information around the fees required for submitting a planning application

Planning conditions

Information relating on how to discharge planning conditions attached to a planning permission

What to submit with an application

information on what to include when submitting a planning application

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