Draft New Forest Recreational Mitigation SPD

The Council has published the draft New Forest International Nature Conservation Designations: Recreational Mitigation Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for four weeks’ public consultation from Friday 12 November to 12 noon on Friday 10 December 2021.

The purpose of this document is to provide advice on how we will consider and implement the need for mitigation in relation to recreational impacts on the New Forest international nature conservation designations. This is linked to Policy E5 of the adopted Test Valley Borough Revised Local Plan (2016).

Any comments on the draft SPD should be submitted so as to be received by the close of the consultation period, and either be:

  • Sent in writing to Planning Policy and Economic Development Service, Test Valley Borough Council, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3AJ; or
  • Emailed to planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk.  

If the draft SPD is adopted, it would supersede the New Forest SPA Mitigation – Interim Framework (2014), and would be a material consideration in making decisions on land use planning.

For further information on this draft SPD please phone 01264 368000 or email the Planning Policy Team at planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk.