Submit a planning application
Prior to building a new property or making changes to an existing property, you must apply to us for planning permission.
You can only submit a planning application for properties that are within the New Forest district. Before contacting us, confirm that the property falls within the district by using our online postcode lookup below.
If your property is within the New Forest National Park, you will need to apply to the Park Authority for planning permission.
If your property is within the New Forest district, you can submit an application for planning permission.
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How to submit an application
You can either submit a planning application online, or fill out and send a form to us via email or post.
You can apply for planning permission on the Planning Portal website using the link below.
Alternatively, householders can apply for planning permission using our online form below.
Downloadable application forms
You may prefer to print out an application form and complete it manually. You can download all application forms in PDF format from the Planning Portal website using the link below.
Send the application forms and documents to us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also post or deliver them in person to:
New Forest District Council
Other application types