Anne-Marie Lomax, Building Conservation Officer at the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘By establishing what makes a conservation area special the reasons for the designation should become clearer to those who live, work or propose to carry out development in them.’
‘The character appraisals are intended as an overview providing a framework within which individual planning applications can be assessed.’
A conservation area character appraisal has been produced for each conservation area. The latest character area appraisals available are:
Beaulieu, Buckler’s Hard and Exbury
Lyndhurst, Swan Green and Bank
Brockenhurst, The Weirs and Sway
Burley and Fritham with Eyeworth
Buckland Keyhaven and Ashlett Creek
The character appraisals can be viewed at www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/
If you would like a hard-copy write to Environmental Services, New Forest National Park Authority, South Efford House, Milford Road, Lymington, SO41 0JD or email anne-marie.lomax@
Notes to Editors:
Character appraisals have already been published for the Western Escarpment, Forest South East, Forest North East, Forest North Central and Forest Central South Conservation Areas.
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
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The New Forest National Park lies mainly in south-west Hampshire; it is famous for its stunning landscapes,wildlife,coastline & picturesque villages. It is the eighth national park in England and the first in the south-east to be created for nearly 50yrs.