There are six communities in the district that have prepared or are currently preparing neighbourhood plans.
For a summary of the progress of each plan, download the document below.
Details about the progress of each neighbourhood plan can be read on this page.
For further information on any neighbourhood plan in progress, contact the Policy and Plans team by calling 023 8028 5345 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The independent examination of the Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Development Plan has been completed. The Examiner's Report can be downloaded below.
The examiner concluded that subject to the policy modifications to the submitted plan, as set out in the appendix to the report, the plan met the basic conditions. The examiner recommended that the plan, once modified, proceed to referendum on the basis that it met all the relevant legal requirements.
Following a referendum in October 2019, we formally decided to adopt the Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Plan on 9 December 2019.
Planning decisions are made in accordance with the adopted development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
This neighbourhood plan forms part of the development plan for the Hythe and Dibden parish. This includes the adopted New Forest Local Plan and the adopted New Forest National Park Local Plan (2019). The Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Plan and its policies will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the respective plans.
The Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be downloaded below.
The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted and 'Regulation 16' public consultation closed on 21 October 2019. Details of the independent examination stage will be published here when available.
The appointed examiner was Mr David Hogger. The examiner's report can be downloaded below.
The Examiner concluded that subject to the policy modifications to the submitted plan, as set out in the appendix to the report, the plan met the basic conditions. The Examiner recommended that the plan, once modified, proceed to referendum on the basis that it met all the relevant legal requirements. The final stage will be to hold a local referendum. The local community in New Milton will be asked whether they support the Neighbourhood Plan.
The New Milton Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be found below and are also available on the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan website.
The designation of Fordingbridge Parish as a neighbourhood area was confirmed by us on 8 April 2020.
The area covered is the whole of the parish of Fordingbridge. It includes two small areas within the New Forest National Park (NPA) to the east of the A338 near Upper Burgate to the north of the parish, and at Criddlestyle to the east of the parish.
The designation is the first stage in the preparation of a neighbourhood plan for the area.
As the parish boundary crosses over into the National Park, we will be working with the NPA to provide advice to the town council.
The designation of Lymington and Pennington parish as a neighbourhood area was confirmed by us on 21 September 2015. The area covered is the whole of the parish and includes an area within the New Forest National Park (NPA).
For further information about progress with the Lymington and Pennington Neighbourhood Plan, contact Lymington and Pennington Town Council.
The designation of Totton and Eling parish as a Neighbourhood Area was confirmed by us on 28 November 2014. The area covered is the whole of the parish and includes a small area within the New Forest National Park (NPA) to the west of the A326 in the south of the parish.
For further information about progress with the Totton and Eling Neighbourhood Plan, contact Totton and Eling Town Council.
In November 2012, New Forest District Council and New Forest National Park Authority received an application to designate a Neighbourhood Plan Area from Milford-on-Sea Parish Council.
For more information about the Milford-on-Sea Neighbourhood Plan, contact Milford-on-Sea Parish Council.