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

 
Coffee Morning at Stoborough Village Hall
23 May 2022
 
Dorset History Centre ARNE
17 Mar 2022

Arne History Blog

 
Arne Parish Neighbourhood Plan
07 May 2021
Arne Parish Neighbourhood Plan
 
On the 6th May, the Arne Neighbourhood Plan went to referendum. Many parishioners were involved in the production of the Plan or ontributed via public meetings, parish council meetings and surveys, and therefore know that this has been a very long and complicated process. It all began back in 2013 with a vision:
 
'Arne Parish has a unique natural environment formed by past cultural, economic, social, industrial and agricultural practices. While recognising and protecting its heritage, we seek to ensure the long-term sustainability and viability of the parish through environmental and economic measures that will develop the community and its charm, so that all its residents, young or old, will continue to live in a community were they feel safe, cared for and happy.'
 
We are very pleased to announce that over 500 residents turned out to vote on 6 May 2021 and the final count was 479 in favour and 36 against - 93% in favour. Of the 8 Neighbourhood Plan referendums being help throughout Dorset on the day, Arne had the highest turnout and the largest majority in favour. We would like to thank all those who voted in favour of the Plan for their support. 
 
You can click here to see a PDF of the whole Neighbourhood Plan

 

 

 
Dorset Local Plan
01 Mar 2021

 

 

 

Get Arne Parish Council's response in PDF

to the Dorset Local Plan.        

 
Wessex Coast and Flood Strategy
03 Dec 2017

Arne Parish as part of Dorset is included in the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee's remit.   Residents might be interested in this document which gives an overview of policy in our area and highlights the responsibilities of the Environment Agency and Dorset County Council.