New Forest District

New Forest is a local government district in Hampshire, England. It is named after the New Forest.

It was created on 1 April 1974, and was a merger of the borough of Lymington, New Forest Rural District and part of Ringwood and Fordingbridge Rural District.

The district is one of the most populated in England not to be a unitary authority. It was recommended by the Banham Commission to become one in 1995, but this case was vetoed by the government of the day.

Parishes and settlements

Coordinates: 50°52′44″N 1°37′59″W / 50.879°N 1.633°W

New Forest

New Forest District
"Old yet ever new"
New Forest shown within Hampshire
New Forest shown within Hampshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyHampshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQLyndhurst
Incorporated1 April 1974
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyNew Forest District Council
 • LeadershipLeader and Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsJulian Lewis
Desmond Swayne
 • Total290.8 sq mi (753.2 km2)
Area rank49th (of 317)
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total179,753
 • Rank105th (of 317)
 • Density620/sq mi (240/km2)
 • Ethnicity
94.9% White British
2.67% White Other
0.94% Asian
0.35% Black
1.14% Other
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code24UJ (ONS)
E07000091 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU2581608959
1999 New Forest District Council election

Elections to New Forest District Council were held on 6 May 1999. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from the Liberal Democrat party.

2015 New Forest District Council election

The 2015 New Forest District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of New Forest District Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

The whole Council is re-elected every 4 yearsAfter the election, the composition of the council was:

Conservative - 57

Liberal Democrat - 2

Independent - 1

Beaulieu, Hampshire

Beaulieu ( (listen) BEW-lee) is a small village located on the south eastern edge of the New Forest national park in Hampshire, England, and home to both Palace House and the British National Motor Museum.


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