PRESS RELEASE 11 JULY 2016
YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD – HELP SHAPE IT
Residents of the New Milton Neighbourhood Area are being asked to have their say on their future.
Following New Forest District Council’s release of the new housing requirements for the District, a local public engagement exercise is being launched in September to find out what local people want included in the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan.
Whilst certain levels of housing development are required to meet future need and must be delivered, the New Milton Neighbourhood Plan will give residents the chance to have their say on the type and style of the houses, local access and traffic issues together with necessary improvements to local roads, parking, schools, healthcare and the local environment – all of which will directly affect the local economy.
Cllr Steve Clarke said “The Neighbourhood Plan will be a community-led plan. In September there will be a series of public events together with posters, leaflets and social media encouraging people to have their say – there will be both concerns to resolve and opportunities to grasp.”
“It is important that we hear opinions from as many people as possible so that the Plan can reflect all the views in the area.”
“The final plan will be put forward for approval by public referendum, and if approved, it will become a statutory document that will be used to decide planning applications in this area.”
Dates and locations for the public engagement will be announced later. To register your interest and support for the Plan now visit –