NFDC Local Plan Review 2016-2036

The below information has been published by NFDC - but we urge to the public to have YOUR say. 

The main focus of this consultation is to get peoples' views on the potential locations for the new housing development we need to accommodate over the next 20 years.

When finalised, the Local Plan Part One will set out NFDCs planning strategy, strategic policies and key development sites for the period 2016 to 2036 covering the district area outside of the New Forest National Park. There will be further opportunities to comment on the Local Plan in the summer of 2017. Find out more about our timetable in our adobe icon Local Development Scheme - April 2016 [655kb].

For more information and a summary overview

Download the Draft Local Plan

How to respond, find out more or contact us

Complete our short Local Plan Review Online consultation survey

Submit more detailed comments using our downloadable docs icon Consultation response form [73kb] by email or by post to: 

Policy and Plans Team,
New Forest District Council,
Appletree Court,
Beaulieu Road,
Hampshire SO43 7PA.

Tel. 023 8028 5538

Site promoters

In the interests of transparency council officers will not be entering into any detailed site discussions during the public consultation period.
NFDC request that the promoters of sites in the consultation document respond to confirm the following 

  1. Whether or not the land owner(s) involved would agree to make their land available for development, if the site was allocated.

  2. That land requirements to mitigate the recreational impacts of the development proposed on the New Forest Natura 2000 sites are under the control of the site promoter. Details of this should be outlined.

  3. When it is realistically envisaged housing could be delivered, allowing for prior minerals extraction where there is commercially viable resource. 

The Council also suggest that site promoters consider making a start on preparing or commissioning the necessary technical investigations and assessments

For any proposed additional strategic sites please complete a Sites submission form

Drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions were held at Totton, Fordingbridge and Lymington. View the display here:

For more information

See our supporting documents and emerging evidence base.

The closing date for comments is 16 September 2016 (4pm)