Government & Development Planning
Development is controlled by policies in a Development Plan - e.g. setting out where houses can and can't be built. Planning Applications are accepted or refused based on this Policy.
Both the New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority are reviewing their Development Plans because they must deliver Government Policy, particularly they must plan to build enough homes for the future. This means they must set policies saying where the big housing developments must be.
On July 15th New Forest District Council launched a 9 week Public Consultation on the Local Plan Part One - to get peoples' views on the potential locations for the new housing development they need to accommodate over the next 20 years.
While the NDFC consultation DOES NOT cover the area within the National Park it will be important to consider any impact the proposed developments have on areas such as Brockenhurst.
Go to our consultations page for further details on this important topic.
Live music at the station
The Community Rail Partnership is planning entertainment at local stations to brighten up rail journeys and encourage visitors during the summer.
The next Brockenhurst events are:-
23rd July & 20th August, 11am – 2pm)
Lymington Town Band,
12th August 2nd September (all day)
THE BUNKER GIRLS - vintage duo:
JUKEBOX JAZZ - brass and banjo;
SURPRISE PRINCESS MEET AND GREET,
Red Sqwrl Four piece band;
DANCE VIBES Dance group;
BRIAN WHITE guitar solo.
New Forest Marathon Sunday 11th September
The Parish Council has been working with the NF Marathon organisers, ORA events, to accommodate the event in a way that will minimise the impact of the event on the village this year. After several meetings with the organisers and have agreed a much revised route for 2016.
The Council believes the revised route represents a positive way forward that will avoid many of the issues experienced after the major route re-organisation last year. We will be monitoring the effects and review them in due course.
Your Photographs Wanted.
The Parish Council is working on a new website and a possible social media outlet. We are looking for photographs that show a village scene or community activity. The best shots will be selected for use on the website. We will require you to let us have the copyright and to have obtained the permission of anyone who features clearly in the picture. No prizes sadly but you will have the satisfaction of knowing you work will be widely seen and appreciated.
Brockenhurst Superfast Broadband – update 27/4/16.
BT Openreach are still in discussion with the Forestry Commission and others to agree the amount of excavation required to install underground ducting on FC managed land. Residents fed from Cabinet 1 (near to the Catholic Church) are less affected since only the arrangement for supply of mains electricity has to be established before work can be planned to start. It is now hoped that Cabinet 1 can be completed by the end of this calendar year.
The completion of cabinet 2 (the New Forest Drive area) is more complicated. Hampshire County Council are doing all they can to try to achieve installation this year but the programme to complete cabinet 2 may well run into 2017. It is for this reason that you may be confused by the HCC broadband website which has two conflicting completion dates – the earlier one indicating the HCC effort to advance the work, the later one showing the contractual position if BT Openreach cannot start the work early enough.
We are obviously very disappointed with the extended delays and continue to press HCC and offer any help we can give to BT Openreach.
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