Planning

We are responsible for planning permission for new and existing properties that are within the New Forest district.

Prior to building a new property or making changes to an existing property, you must apply to us for planning permission. We also provide guidance for businesses and developers.

We have an interactive map available where you can view information relating to properties including Planning Constraints'.

Please note that our public access webpages will be unavailable between the 25th and 26th January 2021.  You will be unable to view applications or submit comments online during this time. If you know the application number you wish to make a comment on you can still email planning@nfdc.gov.uk quoting this application number.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Apply for planning permission when you are building or making changes to a property.
Find planning applications, follow their progress and submit comments.
Tell us if you think someone has broken or not followed planning laws.
The Local Development Framework is the basis for decisions on planning applications.
We use Tree Preservation Orders to protect trees outside the National Park.
Request a local land charge search when buying or selling property or land.
Services, support and advice for all building projects.
Advice for owners and developers about conservation areas and listed buildings.
Contact the relevant planning officer for your area of the New Forest.

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