In particular, the draft plan sets out the enforcement powers of the National Park Authority, how to resolve breaches in planning control, and the most common type of breaches experienced by the Authority.
Pat Wyeth, Chairman of the New Forest National Park Authority’s Planning Committee, said: ‘Enforcement is an important means of maintaining public confidence in the planning system.
‘The New Forest is a national park and its character and landscape are of the highest importance. In an average year, the Authority will be asked to investigate approximately 400 reported cases of alleged breaches in planning control.
‘This draft plan outlines the important steps the Authority takes to tackle breaches in planning control to ensure public confidence.’
The draft Local Enforcement Plan, with any changes made as a result of the consultation, is due to go to the full National Park Authority meeting on 27 June 2013 for formal adoption.
The consultation period is from 9am Monday 4 March to 5pm Friday 12 April 2013.
Please send your responses in writing to the Enforcement Team, New Forest National Park Authority, Lymington Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington, SO41 9ZG or email to naomi.stone@
About the New Forest National Park Authority
Protect - Enjoy - Prosper
The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:
§ Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
§ Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.
We also have a duty to:
§ Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.
The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.
Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk to find out more.
Karen Evans-McDaid, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650