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

Planning Applications
13 Nov 2022

The following planning applications have been received:-



Location: 6 Oaktree Close Stoborough Dorset BH20 5BP

Proposal: Erect single storey side and rear extensions.


Location: Wellsite M, Wytch Farm, Wareham


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



P/HOU/2022/06129 Location: Kings Acre Grange Road Wareham BH20 5AL Proposal:

Erect 10 panel (3.6kW) ground mounted solar array within residential curtilage

Case Officer: To be allocated, please check the website for an update


P/HOU/2022/0439 Floradene Amended Application


P/HOU/2022/028888 An application for a property alteration on the Arne Road.


P/PABA2/2022/05335  An application for an Agricultural Barn South of the Frome Towpath.



Hayricks Bulb Planting
06 Nov 2022

As mentioned previously a generous parishioner has donated some 1200 Daffodil Bulbs to be planted at the Hayricks.   We are pleased to say that the weather was kind and with the help of Anvil Grounds Maintenance staff (David and Dan) , local residents Ed, Paula , Izzy , Caroline, Shelley, Malcolm and Robert; and of course 10 young planters and, teaching assistants Sarah Miller and Claire Young from Stoborough Primary school the task was achieved during the course of the morning.  Many thanks again and lets hope the display next Spring will prove the efforts to be worthwhile.

Parish Councillor Vacancy
06 Nov 2022

Parish of Arne Councillor Vacancy


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

The Great Big Dorset Hedge Campaign
20 Oct 2022

This is a fantastic project to get involved in - the creation of wildlife corridors by linking existing hedgerows from North to South and, from East to West.    

Allotment Availability
19 Oct 2022

Please note that there is a waiting list for the allotments at the corner of Corfe Road/New Road in Stoborough.    To register your interest please contact the Clerk.   The details are shown on the Contact Us section of the site.