New Milton Town Council has had to take the difficult decision to postpone the planned event in a marquee on the Common tomorrow due to the weather forecast of prolonged heavy rain with gusting high winds. We will arrange another date as soon as possible.
Now that the public consultation period has ended both New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority have confirmed the parish of New Milton as a ‘Neighbourhood Area’. This means that New Milton Town Council is now able to begin working towards a Neighbourhood Plan. A Neighbourhood Plan is a new type of plan introduced by the Localism Act (2011). It allows local communities to prepare their own plan with general planning policies for the development and use of land.
Once the elections are over, towards the middle of May, New Milton Town Council will begin talking to local people about how they can get involved in shaping future land use and development for the Town and wider parish.
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New Milton Town Council has applied to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ covering the whole of the parish of New Milton. Within this area the town council intends to use the new neighbourhood planning powers introduced through the Localism Act in 2011 to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood plans give local people the opportunity to say what type of development is right for their community.
Part of the proposed neighbourhood area lies inside the National Park, focused on the area around Bashley. Before the neighbourhood area is confirmed there is a period in which representations can be made regarding the proposed boundary of the Neighbourhood Plan area. Further details can be found at
Comments on the boundary of the Neighbourhood Plan area proposed by New Milton Town Council should be sent to New Forest District Council to be received by no later than Friday 23 January 2015.
Comments can be e-mailed to New Forest District Council at: firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to: Policy and Plans Team, New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA.