The Parish Council endeavours to consult with residents to guide its own work and priorities but also provides input to external consultations being carried out by external bodies (such as New Forest District Council or the New Forest National Park Authority) which may impact on our Parish.
These consultations are considered by Parish Council Committees as appropriate whose meetings members of the public are welcome to attend. Residents will be alerted to these discussions via the Agendas and Minutes of the respective Committees, but comments will also be invited via our website and Newsletter.
Any comments relating to consultations should be addressed to the Parish Clerk, ideally by email.
Please use this link to email the Parish Clerk for details of current consultations.
Serving Hampshire: Options for Future Local Government in Hampshire (November 2016):
A report on the findings of the "Serving Hampshire" public consultation was considered by Hampshire County Council Cabinet on 14 November 2016 which included headline messages from a series of separate workshops run in different parts of the County in September 2016 specifically for parish and town councils.
Over 130 local councils, including Brockenhurst Parish Council, participated in these workshops which were chaired by Cabinet Members and involved presentations from the Chief Executive of the Hampshire Association of Local Councils and senior HCC officers. The purpose of the workshops was to explore how the County Council and town and parish councils can best work together in future through enhanced 'locality working' and exploring potential opportunities for 'deeper devolution'.
Commenting following the November 2016 Cabinet meeting, the County Council's Leader, Councillor Roy Perry said: "We have weighed up some important matters around the issue of devolution and local government reorganisation. In particular, serious consideration was given to the feedback we received from the 5,000 plus residents, businesses and key stakeholders who responded to our Serving Hampshire consultation held earlier this year. Essentially, the main messages were that there was very little support for breaking up Hampshire by creating additional tiers of government. Instead, people care more about the services they receive; easier access to all Council services; and more value for money.
I am pleased to say these views endorse the position that any deal should achieve best outcomes for the whole Hampshire area - which we believe can only be achieved by keeping Hampshire together. Remaining as one whole County protects the quality of vital County-wide services, such as highways and health and social care, and delivers value for money for the taxpayer. Splitting organisations inevitably adds costs as it takes away efficiencies and economies of scale".
New Forest National Park Local Plan (October 2016): This consultation is now closed. Brockenhurst Parish Council's response can be viewed by clicking this link to download NPA_Local_Plan_response_Nov_16.pdf.
NFDC Local Plan Review (September 2016): This consultation is now closed. Brockenhurst Parish Council's response can be viewed link to open the document NFDC_Local_Plan_Review_response_Sept_16.pdf.
Cycling & Walking Safety Strategy (April - June 2018): Details of the Parish Council's response is available from the link to email the Parish Clerk.
Street Lighting (July 2018): Details of the Parish Council's response is available from the link to email the Parish Clerk.
Holmsley Bridge Replacement Scheme (May 2019): Details of the Parish Council's response is available from the link to email the Parish Clerk.
Bournemouth Airport Airspace Change Consultation (February 2020): Please click the link to view the summary of the Parish Council's response.
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government: Planning for the Future Consultation (October 2020): Please click the link to view the Parish Council's response.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Developing a Tourist Accommodation Registration Scheme in England Consultation (September 2022): Parish Council's response
Brookley Road Scheme: Councillor Wales' statement (October 2022)
Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Consultation on a Registration Scheme for Short-Term Lets in England (June 2023): Parish Council's response
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Consultation on Introduction of a Use Class for Short-Term Lets & Associated Permitted Development Rights (June 2023): Parish Council's response
South Western Railway Station Change Proposals (July 2023): Parish Council's response