New Forest NPA draft Local Plan 2016 – 2036 - Consultation

Following the previous stages of consultation which commenced in Summer 2015, the New Forest National Park Authority has published its proposed Submission draft Local Plan 2016 – 2036 for a final 6-week period of public consultation. This runs from Wednesday 17 January to 5pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018 and represents the Regulation 19 stage in the Government’s planning regulations.

The Submission draft Local Plan sets out the proposed planning policies that will guide development in the National Park in the future. It will, once adopted, play a key role in taking forward the two statutory National Park purposes and related socio-economic duty. The Submission draft Local Plan aims to ensure that the New Forest continues to receive the highest level of landscape protection while fostering the economic and social well-being of the 35,000 residents who live within the National Park.

How to make representations  

Full details on the Submission draft Local Plan can be found on our website at Alongside the Submission draft Local Plan and response form, we have published a range of supporting evidence base studies and background papers and these are also available via the same website.

The Authority has also published a ‘Notice of consultation and statement of representations procedure’ note which is attached. This sets out where the documents can be viewed and how representations can be made. Representations at this final stage in the Local Plan-making process should focus on the legal and procedural compliance of the Local Plan; the soundness of the Local Plan; and whether the Authority’s obligations under the Localism Act’s ‘duty to cooperate’ have been complied with.

Once the final 6-week consultation on the proposed Submission draft Local Plan has been completed, the intention is to submit the Local Plan, representations and supporting evidence base studies to the Secretary of State for independent examination in Spring 2018.

If you wish to discuss the Local Plan consultation please contact the Policy team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01590 646600.

Parish Council Vacency


that a casual vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the Boldre Parish Council (Boldre and Pilley Ward).

If by 22 January 2018, 14 days after the date of this notice excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA by TEN electors for the Ward, an election will be held to fill the vacancy. If no request for an election is received the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 26 March 2018.

Dated 30 December 2017

Mr P Lock
Clerk to Boldre Parish Council
c/o Pilley Community Shop
SO41 5PQ

NFDC Car Parking Charges Increase - 2018

The Parish COuncil have been informed by the NFDC that Car parking charges will increase in NFDC's 51 car parks from January 2018.

Colin Read, NFDC Operations Executive Head, said “It was back in 2012 when we last put up car parking charges.  The hourly rate we charge in our car parks remains competitively priced compared with private car parks and other local authority charges and the price to park in our car parks is still one of the lowest in Hampshire and Dorset."

“The decision to increase charges is always a difficult one but faced with a continuing decrease in funding, and rising costs to provide the service, we needed to look carefully at these prices.”

An example of the charges are:

  • 1 hour - £1 (was 80p)
  • Short stay parking clock (annual pass) £25 (was £20)

The costs to provide the service have seen an increase of 22% over recent yearsThe costs to provide the service have seen an increase of 22% over recent years.  Over £200k was invested in new meters in 2016/17, required to replace the aging 12 year old machines.  Some of these new machines now take card payments all of the machines have the capability to take card payments in the future if there is a demand.

More background to the decision can be found at:

Workshop - Reducing Your Homes Energy Consumption


How to retrofit your existing house, whether old or recently built,with measures to reduce the cost of energy bills, keep warm,and replace carbon fuels with renewable energy.

SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2017 2 - 4pm


Highwood Road

SO42 7RY

Harry Paticas is an architect with a passion for and expertise in deep retrofitting both historic and modern buildings. He has lectured widely on this subject, is a tutor at the University of Westminster and a director of the architectural practice Aboreal Architecture

A talk and discussion withHarry Paticas BA BSc AAdipl CEPH RIBA