Planning guidance for businesses
If you wish to make alterations to property, you may need to apply for planning permission.
We can only advise on planning matters for properties that are within the New Forest district outside the National Park. Before contacting us, you can confirm that your business's property address falls within the district by using our online postcode lookup below.
If the business property is within the New Forest National Park, you will need to apply to the National Park Authority for planning permission.
If the business property is within the New Forest district outside the National Park, you can apply for planning permission via the Planning Portal using the online form below.
If your business is carrying out building works, you will probably also need consent under the Building Regulations. Find out more on our building control pages.