The public hearing sessions of the examination into the Local Plan Part 2: Sites and Development Management document published by New Forest District Council began on 19 February 2013. Details are available on the examination pages of the council's website and from the Programme Officer, Lynette Duncan on 07721 759600. Sites and Development Management
Charges for planning advice
From 1st April 2012 New Forest District Council has introduced a range of charges for providing most types of planning pre-application advice. Read more for full guidance, advice and access to the relevant forms.
Planning in the New Forest National Park
Since 1 April 2006, planning in the National Park has been the responsibility of the National Park Authority. View a map of the National Park planning area.
If you have a planning enquiry in the National Park area, you will need to view the National Park Authority website. If your enquiry is not in the National Park, you should find it within this NFDC website.
New Forest District Council are statutory consultees for this proposal and community consultation is currently being undertaken which residents can be involved with.
Submitting a Planning Application
ALL pre-application discussions will now be based on the policies in the Core Strategy, together with the remaining 'saved' policies of the New Forest District Local Plan First Alteration.
Decisions made on planning applications will be based on the policies in the Core Strategy, together with the remaining 'saved' policies of the New Forest District Local Plan First Alteration.
Planning Application Fees
A schedule of fees may be found here.
If you are thinking about submitting a planning application in the near future, you are advised to read:
Affordable Housing requirements
Most residential developments are required to include provision for affordable housing (see policy CS15). The level of affordable housing requirements have increased from 35% to either 50% or 40% depending on the location (see policy CS15).
Public Open Space requirements
Increased Public Open Space provision is required from new residential developments. The Public Open Space standard is provision of 3.5ha per 1000 population (see policy CS7). Developments on sites of 0.5ha or more will be required to provide informal open space on site, including the provision of play spaces.
Energy and Resource use requirements
A note on the implementation of Policy CS4 (Energy and resource use) in the New Forest District (outside the National Park) Core Strategy can be viewed here.Implementation of Policy CS4
Detailed advice on the procedures we follow, the charges that apply and the forms to be used are now available.
In addition to the planning information contained in our own web pages, there is a wealth of general planning information and advice, including whether planning permission is required and how to submit an application on the Planning Portal which is a website maintained by the Department of Communities and Local Government. You can complete and submit an application form electronically via the Planning Portal.
Search or comment on a current planning application
All planning applications and associated documents are published on our web site.
- You can track the progress of an application and can see all consultation comments that are made.
- For current applications there is an opportunity to make an online comment.
- You can view the decision that is made on an application.
To make an online search
Local Plan Part 2: Sites and Development Management
The Council submitted the Local Plan Part 2 to the Secretary of State on 12 July 2012. A Public Examination into the 'soundness' of the Plan will be held by an independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The Local Plan Part 2: Sites and Development Management Examination page gives further details.
Community Infrastructure Levy
On 12 July 2012 the Council submitted the Draft Charging Schedule for the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy for Examination by an independent inspector. The examination took place on 16 January 2013. The CIL Examination page gives further details.
Ringwood Local Distinctiveness Supplementary Planning Document
The consultation on the Ringwood Local Distinctiveness Supplementary Planning Document started on 7 January 2013 for a six week period. This consultation has now closed.
Ringwood Town Access Plan
The Ringwood TAP is a strategy which shows how access to facilities and services within the town can be improved and will guide transport infrastructure development within Ringwood over the next 20 years.