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Local Plan 2016-2036 Part 1: Planning Strategy

village lane  Regulation 19 Publication for pre-submission public consultation (29 June - 12 August 2018)

In June New Forest District Council published the adobe icon Local Plan 2016-2036 Part 1: Planning Strategy [10Mb] for the New Forest District (outside the National Park) for formal consultation, together with its companion documents (Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulations Assessment, Regulation 18 Consultation Summary and Infrastructure Delivery Plan), and the full supporting evidence base. All the documents can be viewed and downloaded free of charge. Printed copies can be purchased, see here for details of how to order printed copies and the price list.

The consultation closed on 12 August 2018 and representations can no longer be accepted.

The submission Local Plan sets out strategic site allocations and strategic planning policies for the use, development or protection of land and buildings in the Plan Area for the Plan period 2016 to 2036. Representations were invited on the soundness of the submission Local Plan prior to its submission to the Secretary of State for independent examination in public. The representations are provided to the Planning Inspector as part of the Local Plan examination process. 

The representations received on the Regulation 19 Publication for pre-submission public consultation can be viewed at     

If you require any further information or assistance please contact the Policy Team at or telephone 023 8028 5345.

Site promoters: available dates for meetings about allocated sites can be found on the adobe icon latest open letter to site promoters July 2018 [107kb].

The previous consultation, the Regulation 18 Initial Proposals Consultation documents:
adobe icon Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Part One: Planning Strategy - Initial Proposals for Public Consultation [9Mb].
adobe icon Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Initial Proposals consultation summary [652kb].
adobe icon Potential strategic housing locations [14Mb].
adobe icon FAQ Local Plan Consultation 2016 [336kb].
Summary of responses received

Timetable and next steps

Submission of the Local Plan for independent examination is expected to take place around the end of October 2018. Thereafter the Planning Inspectorate set the timetable. It is estimated that the examination hearing would take place early in 2019 and subject to the outcome of the examination, that the Local Plan would be formally adopted by the end of 2019.

Sharing your personal details

New Forest District Council respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. Further details of our Privacy Notice following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation can be found on our website by following this link

Please be aware that your name and contact details are required for your representation to be considered. Representations cannot be treated as confidential and will be published on our website alongside your name. If you are responding as an individual rather than a company or organisation, we will not publish your contact details (email/postal address and telephone numbers) or signatures online, however the original representations are available for public viewing at our Council office by prior appointment.

Respondent details and representations will be forwarded to the Inspector carrying out the examination of the Local Plan after the representation period has ended.

All representations and related documents will be held by New Forest District Council for a period of 12 months after the Local Plan is adopted.




Updated: 19 Oct 2018
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