The Parish Council is not a planning authority and as such does not make final decisions on planning applications; this is now the responsibility of the New Forest National Park Authority or New Forest District Council, depending on the part of the parish concerned.
However, the Parish Council is a statutory consultee and receives a copy of all planning applications relating to the parish for comment.
Planning applications are normally covered by the Planning Committee under delegated powers at their monthly meeting just prior to the main meetings of the council.
Occasionally the Committee meets in between the monthly meetings to deal with applications.
Details of the planning applications relating to the parish can be viewed by visiting the New Forest National Park Authority’s web site or for the District Council http://planning.newforest.gov.uk/online-applications/
Members of the Public may make representations to the Parish Council, but should copy them to NFNPA/NFDC as appropriate if they wish them to be considered when the planning decision is made.