Planning

We are responsible for planning permission for new and existing properties that are within the New Forest district.

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

We have an interactive map available where you can view information relating to your property including Planning Constraints.

Please note on the 8th and 9th December we will be unable to accept telephone or website payments.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Find planning applications, follow their progress and submit comments.
Find out about what you need to know before you make a planning application.
Tell us if you think someone has broken or not followed planning laws.
Request a local Land Charge search when buying or selling property or land.
Guidance for trees on council land, make a high hedge complaint, and Tree Preservation Orders.
The Government held a 12-week consultation from 6 August until 29 October 2020 on Planning for the Future White Paper. The White Paper proposes reforms to the planning system.
Contact the relevant planning officer for your area of the New Forest.
The Call for Sites is an opportunity for landowners, development interests and communities to suggest possible sites that may be suitable for development or that could be used more productively or beneficially
This draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out guidance to developers and others in respect of parking standards

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