Arne Parish


Arne is a rural parish with about 1,370 citizens in settlements from Worgret in the west to Arne hamlet in the east and Furzebrook Road to the south, with most people in villages at Ridge & Stoborough. Apart from a small proportion of mudflat and water to the east, the 29 km2 of the Parish is about half used for farming with a fifth heathland and a fifth woodland.


Latest News

23 May 2023



The Purbeck 11-18 Academy School invites you to put yourself forward as a Governor as vacancies are anticipated over the next year. 


You will have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life chances of our young people



The school is part of the Wessex Multi- Academy Trust of high performing Dorset schools and the Trust is the over arching legal body for the school.  The Governing Body provides challenge and support for the school. The school is fully subscribed and results are above expectations.



You do not need have to have work experience in the education sector. We welcome potential Governors who have experience in one or more areas such as finance, personnel, buildings, business or other skills or you may have past experience as a governor. We would like people who know their communities well and live in the catchment area which includes the Isle of Purbeck, Wool, Lulworth, Bovington and Wareham.


The Governing body meets about 7 times a year and governors are also asked to adopt an area of interest which is in the School Development Plan. Those new to the role will be given training and a DBS check will be required. The role is unremunerated.


If you would like to find out more please ring Steve Clarke Vice Chairman for an informal discussion on 01929 480095.


Expressions of interest in the role with your contact details and experience are sought by 30 June. These should be sent to the Clerk, Mrs Karen Hall at

Parish Councillor Vacancy
01 May 2023

Parish of Arne Councillor Vacancy


Please Click on the heading above to view the details and timetable for applications.

Planning Applications
27 Apr 2023

The following planning applications have been received:-


P/PABA/2023/02592 Location: Maranoa Corfe Castle Wareham BH20 5BJ Proposal: Erect a new barn to measure 12.3m in length by 6.6m in breadth, height to eaves of 4.85m and a ridge height of 7.1m


P/TRT/2023/02464Proposal:T1 Pine - Fell. Replace with Betula.

T2 & T3 Oaks on drive - Crown lift to 6m above ground level.Location:April House

35 Arne Road


BH20 5BH



Location: School House Access Road To Arne Arne Wareham Dorset BH20 5BJ

Proposal: Erection of an agricultural building, access track, associated parking and hardstanding


P/PABA/2023/01405Proposal:Alteration of existing portal framed duo-pitched agricultural barn and removal of adjoining smaller timber and concrete blockwork barn.

Building of a new natural stone and timber boarded farm storage building with farm office above in space created by altering the existing

barnsLocation:Maranoa Slepe Farm

Corfe Castle

BH20 5BJ



P/FUL/2022/07955Proposal:Erection of 12 dwellings (Use Class C3), including access, drainage, landscaping and associated infrastructureLocation:Land at Stepping Stones Field




P/CLE/2022/07046 07046 Proposal:Overflow car park for RSPB Arne reserve visitors, required when permanent car park is full. Location:RSPB






The Moors at Arne - Notice of Tree Works
26 Apr 2023


Details can be found by following the link:-


Notice of Tree Works on Arne Road and New Road

The Moors at Arne Decision Notice
26 Apr 2023

Dorset Council have now issued consent for the Arne Moors Project with a number of conditions:-


Decision Notice