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 householders.
We have an interactive map available where you can view information relating to your property including Planning Constraints.
View or comment on a planning application
Find planning applications, follow their progress and submit comments.
Pre-application planning advice
Find out about what you need to know before you make a planning application.
Submit a planning application
Apply for planning permission when you are building or changing a property.
Planning guidance for householders
Advice for householders making changes to their homes.
Planning guidance for businesses
Advice for a business making changes to its property.
Planning guidance for developers
Advice for developers making changes to a property or creating new properties.
Guidance on CIL, developer contributions and our infrastructure delivery plan
The Local Development Framework is the basis for decisions on planning applications.
Trees and hedges
Guidance for trees on council land, make a high hedge complaint, and Tree Preservation Orders.
Conservation areas and listed buildings
Owners and developers are largely responsible for conservation areas.
Call for Sites
The Call for Sites is an opportunity for landowners, development interests and communities to suggest possible sites that may be suitable for development or that could be used more productively or beneficially
Former Lymington Police Station Appeal
Details of the Public Inquiry regarding the decision to refuse to grant planning permission for application 20/10938.
A vision for the waterside
establishing a commonly shared and endorsed vision for the regeneration and economic potential of the Waterside area
Planning for Climate Change
We are inviting comments on the draft Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).