Hyde Parish, located in South West Hampshire, is made up of several thousand acres of the New Forest and contains eight hamlets, one of which, Hyde, gives its name to the Parish. Nearly all of the Parish is in the New Forest National Park. The Parish measures some 6 kilometres from East to West and 3 kilometres from North to South. In the East almost three quarters of the Parish is open heath and forest with no roads, buildings or conventional agriculture whereas the Western fringe is mostly grazing land sloping down into the Avon Valley. 


This revised Design Statement has been drawn up in co-operation with the planning department of the New Forest National Park Authority and is consistent with the Core Strategy planning policies for the Park. A small part of the parish is outside the National Park and is covered by New Forest District Council’s planning policies. Reference should therefore also be made to the District’s adopted Core Strategy.


The Design Statement is intended to be a practical tool capable of influencing design and development in the parish. 


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