Layer Selection

Conservation Areas

SSSI [1] button

SAC [1] button

SPA layers

New Forest SPA with 400m buffer [1] button
Avon Valley SPA [1] button
Solent and Southampton SPA [1] button
Dorest Heathlands SPA with 400m buffer [1] button

Conservation Area Definitions

Potential Development Sites

New Forest National Park
NFDC Proposed
NFDC Potential
Test Valley
Christchurch

Recreational Sites

Test Valley Planned SANG
Forest Park

Other Layers

Defined Villages
Bournemouth Greenbelt
FC car parks

New Forest Access

Access Heat Mapbutton
Access Points [2] button
New Forest Association Map

Base map

The map is based on the on-line version of the Ordnance Survey map. The information displayed and the style will change with the zoom level.

Zoom the map with the on screen control or by double clicking at the centre of the area of interest or use mouse wheel.

Left click the OS map and drag the cursor to pan the display window

Layers

The layers available are grouped in various categories in the left hand column. Click on the desired category to view what layers are available.
Select the layers required using the check boxes to the left of the map. The features in the selected layer will be displayed on the map with a coloured background and magenta coloured labels.

Click on any displayed layer to open a pop-up box with data about the feature. You may need to zoom in to see the feature boundaries. Where the selected layers are stacked on top of each other only information about the top (or last selected layer) will be displayed. De-select and then re-select a layer to move it to the top of the stack.

Click outside the layer on the map background to close the pop-up box. Only one pop-up can be displayed at one time.

Share the Map

To share the current view of the map with another user click on Share Map button. This will generate an email with a link to the NFA Map. When the user clicks on the link the map will load with the same view and zoom level and the same layers selected as when the link was created. These settings can removed with the Reset Map button

When things go wrong

In case of any problems click the 'Reset Map' button. This will clear all layers and reload the OS map

Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) is one of 2 designations that is defined under Natura 2000 statutory designation arising from the European Union Directives and translated into UK law through Statutory Instruments.

To be a Natura 2000 site a place must be an SSSI, many Natura 2000 sites are made up of a number of SSSIs.

SAC are related to habitats and selected species.

Data Reference

Natural England 2016 http://www.gis.naturalengland.org.uk/pubs/gis/tech_ds.htm

An SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) is a statutory designation notified under various Acts of Parliament. When first introduced SSSIs intended to cover a representative selection of Britain's wildlife. After c.1981 the selection policy evolved to seek to include everything above a certain quality threshold. The policy was not fully implemented and so there are many sites which are not SSSI yet meet criteria for selection. In Hampshire, the SSSI series substantially reflects the state of knowledge of the county in the late 1980's.

Data Reference

Natural England 2016 http://www.gis.naturalengland.org.uk/pubs/gis/tech_ds.htm

Special Protected Areas (SPA) is one of 2 designations that is defined under Natura 2000 statutory designation arising from the European Union Directives and translated into UK law through Statutory Instruments.

To be a Natura 2000 site a place must be an SSSI, many Natura 2000 sites are made up of a number of SSSIs.

Special Protection Areas (SPA) relate to birds, both individual species and assemblages.

The New Forest and Dorset Heathlands SPA are shown with a border of 400m outside the designated area. NFA proposes that this should be considered as a buffer zone for planning purposes. On this map the buffer zones are represented by a lighter shading than the designated areas.

Data Reference

Natural England 2016 http://www.gis.naturalengland.org.uk/pubs/gis/tech_ds.htm

Special Protected Areas (SPA) is one of 2 designations that is defined under Natura 2000 statutory designation arising from the European Union Directives and translated into UK law through Statutory Instruments.

To be a Natura 2000 site a place must be an SSSI, many Natura 2000 sites are made up of a number of SSSIs.

Special Protection Areas (SPA) relate to birds, both individual species and assemblages.

Data Reference

Natural England 2016 http://www.gis.naturalengland.org.uk/pubs/gis/tech_ds.htm

This boundary in not precisely drawn. Use with care.

This layer shows the density of access points to the forest. The access points used are car parks, lay-bys, campsites, picnic sites etc as recorded by the Forestry commission. It is assumed that each access point has an influence on the disturbance of the forest over a 2km radius from that point. It is also assumed that the disturbance in those 2km reduces as the inverse square of the distance from the access point. Where access points are closer than 2km apart then there will be a higher level of disturbance.

The disturbance is indicated in arbitrary units, the higher the number the more severe the disturbance.

ColourDistubance Number DN
1 to 3
1 to 3
4-6
7 to 9
greater than 9

NATIONAL FOREST ESTATE RECREATION AREAS GB 2016

Click on feature to identify if it is a car park, campsite etc.

Abstract

A recreation area feature which is managed and has a physical boundary (e.g. a car park, play area or building). Vehicle - Purpose built and installed FC asset, or regularly used natural feature, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Car park, layby, woodland bays).
Visitor area - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. BBQ area, picnic, education, events, arboretum).
Accommodation - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Camp site, cabin site, caravan site, wild camp area).