Planning policy guidance
We have a range of additional planning policy guidance prepared to supplement policies in local plan, some of which is formally adopted and some informal guidance.
Some documents deal with specific topics or types of development, while others are site or area specific. In all cases, we will have regard to the requirements of the relevant guidance when determining applications for development.
If you are submitting a development proposal, you should familiarise yourself with any supplementary planning document (SPD) or supplementary planning guidance (SPG) which might affect your proposals.
We have recently consulted on a draft Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). We are now considering feedback received. before the council considers it for formal adoption in the autumn.
You can view the consultation document below
The SPD will be used in the determination of planning applications for the construction of new homes and for other developments in the New Forest district area outside of the National Park.
The key objectives of the SPD are to encourage the development industry to take all reasonable steps to reduce carbon emissions when designing and constructing new buildings, and to make new development more sustainable and resilient to climate extremes. The SPD sets out best practice approaches or standards that we encourage developers to target or to adopt.
Supplementary planning documents (SPD)
SPDs provide additional planning policy guidance, which supplements the policies in development plan documents. They form part of the LDF. A list of the currently adopted SPD documents can be downloaded below.
Please see our technical guidance note from February 2022 which contains the most recent information on waste management facilities in residential development.
Supplementary planning guidance documents (SPG)
Supplementary planning guidance documents (SPG) have also been formally adopted. However, they do not have SPD status and do not form part of the LDF. A list of the current guidance can be downloaded below.
In addition, you should familiarise yourself with the following topics and guidance which may affect your proposals.
You may also wish to view our Infrastructure page for further information on CIL, nutrient mitigation and developer contributions.
You can also view or comment on a planning application.