The New Forest National Park Authority are updating the New Forest National Park Design Guide document to ensure the area continues to be covered by up-to-date design guidance. The draft Design Guide provides guidance to help achieve high standards of design in new development while retaining and enhancing the distinctive character of the National Park. Once adopted, it will apply across the whole of the New Forest National Park and supplements the policies in the adopted National Park Local Plan (adopted August 2019).

As part of the six-week public consultation the following documents and supporting information is available:

Comments are invited between Friday 10 September 2021 and 5pm on Friday 22 October 2021. The response form can be downloaded from the above links and comments can be submitted in writing to the Policy Team at the New Forest National Park Authority, Lymington Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington SO41 9ZG or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.