Hythe & Dibden Neighbourhood Plan

The independent examination of the Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Development Plan has been completed. The Examiner's Report can be downloaded below.


The examiner concluded that subject to the policy modifications to the submitted plan, as set out in the appendix to the report, the plan met the basic conditions. The examiner recommended that the plan, once modified, proceed to referendum on the basis that it met all the relevant legal requirements.

Following a referendum in October 2019, we formally decided to adopt the Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Plan on 9 December 2019.

Planning decisions are made in accordance with the adopted development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

This neighbourhood plan forms part of the development plan for the Hythe and Dibden parish. This includes the adopted New Forest Local Plan and the adopted New Forest National Park Local Plan (2019). The Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Plan and its policies will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the respective plans.

The Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be downloaded below.


Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Plan 


 NFDC Decision Statement 


 NPA Decision Statement.


 Summary of Regulation 16 Responses and Process 


 Consultation Statement 


 Basic Conditions Statement 


 Evidence Base


 Notification of Making a Plan