Planning policies set the framework under which decisions on planning applications are made. They set out what development can happen, where it can take place and how much there can be.
New Forest has significant areas of nature conservation and landscape importance, so our planning policies also protect the natural environment and heritage.
Local planning policies are set out in a group of documents called the Local Development Framework (LDF).
The key policy document that sets the planning strategy for the district.
Planning policy guidance
If you submit a development proposal you should familiarise yourself with our planning policy guidance, as they might affect your proposals.
Giving local communities a say in how development happens in their area.
Statement of Community Involvement
The SCI sets out how we consult and involve others in planning matters.
Brownfield land register
A register for previously developed land that is suitable for housing development.
Self-build and custom housebuilding register
Registering demand for plots of land for self-build or custom-build homes.