The Government has published a plain English guide giving an overview of how the planning system works in England.

New Forest District Council Planning Authority

New Forest District Council is the local planning authority for Fordingbridge.

NFDC are responsible for deciding whether a development - anything from an extension on a house to a new housing estate - should go ahead. http://www.newforest.gov.uk/planning

Fordingbridge Town Council

Fordingbridge Town Council’s Planning Committee meet every second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm to discuss and comment on the latest planning applications.

While their views are taken into account, New Forest District Council make the final decision on planning applications.

New Forest District Local Plan

Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Part One: Planning Strategy https://democracy.newforest.gov.uk/documents/s14567/

The New Forest District Council adopted the New Forest District (outside the National Park) Local Plan 2016-2036 Part One: Planning Strategy on 6 July 2020.

The adopted Plan, the Sustainability Appraisal, along with all other relevant documents can also be viewed at: http://www.newforest.gov.uk/article/16541

For further information about the Local Plan 2016-2036 Part One: Planning Strategy please contact the Policy Team by email to policyandplans@nfdc.gov.uk or by telephone on 023 8028 5345.

Large Developments in Fordingbridge

Planning applications for the remainder of the areas will be posted here once submitted.

Station Road (Site 16)

Application No: 20/10522
Type:  Outline Planning Permission
Site: LAND NORTH OF, STATION ROAD, FORDINGBRIDGE SP6 1JW
Description: Development of 240 dwellings, a new access off Station Road, 10.7ha of public open space (SANG, formal open space and informal open space), associated private amenity space, off-street car parking and access roads." (Outline Application with details only of Access)
Applicant: Mr Kelsey - Infinite Homes Ltd

Site Plan

To comment on this application please click on the following link which will take you to images of the application form, plans and other documents submitted with it. https://planning.newforest.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_NEWFO_DCAPR_211333

The Planning Application for 20/10522 (Site 16) will be discussed by Fordingbridge Town Council at the next Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 9th September at 7.30pm via Zoom.

PLEASE NOTE that while Fordingbridge Town Council comment on planning applications, the final decision is made by NFDC as the planning authority.

Members of the Public are welcome to join the meeting, all in attendance should be aware that FILMING and RECORDING may occur during the meeting.
https://zoom.us/j/98688130068…
Meeting ID: 986 8813 0068
Password: 359801
Zoom allows a maximum of 100 participants.

Burgate Acres (Site 18)

Application No: 20/10228
Type: Full Planning Permission
Site:  Land at BURGATE ACRES, SALISBURY ROAD, BURGATE, FORDINGBRIDGE SP6 1LX
Description: Construction of 74 dwellings, creation of new access, parking, landscaping, open space and associated works, following demolition of existing buildings
Applicant: Metis Homes Ltd

Location Plan

To comment on this application please click on the following link which will take you to images of the application form, plans and other documents submitted with it. http://planning.newforest.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_NEWFO_DCAPR_210866

Whitsbury Road (Site 17)

Site: LAND in WHITSBURY ROAD, FORDINGBRIDGE SP6 1NQ (NB: SUBJECT TO LEGAL AGREEMENT)
Description: Development of 145 dwellings comprised: 39 detached houses; 31 pairs of semi-detached houses; 1 block of 8 flats; 1 block of 7 flats with terrace of 3 houses; 1 block of 7 flats; 1 terrace of 6 houses; 2 terraces of 5 houses; 1 terrace of 3 houses; garages; parking; SANG; public open space; access onto Whitsbury Road; associated infrastructure; associated development works; landscaping
Decision: Granted Subject to Conditions

The results of this Decision can be viewed view online here