National Park Issues
We are a co-ordinating body made up of key Forest organisations working to conserve the special character of the New Forest (proposed National Park Area).
Our members are:
Our aim is to promote the conservation of the special character of the New Forest through the effective co-ordination of policy and action.
We do this by:
Strategy for the New Forest
The work of the Committee is guided by the ‘Strategy for the New Forest’. This sets out the policies and actions needed to conserve the special character of the Forest and is the basis for the specific projects contained in the annual Work Plans.
The Strategy has recently been updated and expanded, following extensive public consultation. It gives details of the key issues facing the conservation of the Forest (environmental, social and economic) and contains many new policies and proposals. It covers a variety of subjects, including nature conservation, landscape, cultural heritage, farming and commoning, planning, transport, recreation and many more. A wide range of organisations and individuals will be involved in putting the strategy’s proposals into action.