You can search planning applications in your area, follow their progress and submit comments through our online planning application system.
By viewing planning applications online, you will be accepting the Terms and Conditions of use.
Plans, drawings and materials submitted to the council are protected by the Copyrights Act (*Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use the material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without prior permission of the copyright owner.
The online planning history contained within the site may be incomplete. New Forest District Council accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the online planning history information and it must not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal Land Charges search.
Our online planning application system allows you to:
Documentation associated with planning applications from 1974 onwards is available to view online. Any third party comments received are removed one year after the decision is made.
Some documents for applications submitted between 1948 and 1974 can be made available upon request. Note that retrieving these can take up to two weeks. Requests should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 8028 5345.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Planning service is still running. While planning applications can be viewed online, we regret that it is not currently possible for copies to be viewed at council offices.
For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in the New Forest, visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) information page.
The quickest way to send us your views on a planning application is to Submit Comments Online .
Alternatively, you can send us your comments in writing, quoting the reference number and address details of the application.
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Please note that when submitting a comment online, the form will time out after 30 minutes if no actions are taken as a security measure, if you think it may take longer than this to submit your comment you may chose to copy and paste this from outside the form.
Please do not include any personal information (e.g. telephone number or email address) within the body of any comments you make. We take all reasonable steps to remove signatures and personal e mail addresses and phone numbers from comments although your name and address will be made visible. All representations made in writing become part of the application file and are open to be viewed and copied by the applicant or other members of the public. Representations made cannot be treated as confidential or kept private.
Comments received must relate to planning matters.
The following are considerations that normally are NOT taken into account:
Representations may not be accepted in the following circumstances:
We can inform you when a planning application is updated. This involves sending you an email when a decision is made or an appeal has been lodged.
To allow this, you will need to register with our online planning application system. There is no charge for registration. You can register online using the link below.