Flood Wardens
30 Jan 2023

Flood Warden Volunteers


Arne Parish Council is seeking a couple of volunteers to fulfill the role of Flood Warden.   This entails liaison with the Environment Agency, Highways and , Residents likely to be effected.




Please apply to the Clerk of the Parish Council,  contact details are available on the website.



Planning Applications
30 Jan 2023

The following planning applications have been received:-


P/HOU/2023/00363 Location: 34 Stoborough Meadow Wareham BH20 5HP Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory for the erection of a lounge.


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



P/HOU/2022/07281 Location: 28 Corfe Road Stoborough Wareham BH20 5AD Proposal: Erect ground floor front and side extension. Alter drive.




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



Arne Moors Project Diagram
27 Dec 2022


Click on the image for an enlarged view.  The diagram illustrates the scope of the works.


Also, APC have received the following information from the Planning Officer at Dorset Council in response to the concerns raised at the last meeting by Ridge Yacht Club


“The following information has been sent to Mr Clarke by the EA while I was on leave. Mr Clarke has confirmed his concerns are allayed based on this.


               To reassure you, we can re-state the outcomes that are presented in the Ridge Wharf Tidal Narrative which concludes that there is no detriment as a result of the project’s proposals:

  1. Your eastern ditch has a capacity of 9,600m3
  2. The volume of tidal water that comes over Ridge Wharf land when the level is between 1.3-1.8mAOD is less than 9,600m3 and so nearly fills the ditch, but not quite.
  3. The ditch becomes full at the point when the entire wider area is under water, a very extreme tide of higher than 1.8mAOD. At this height all of the existing river embankments along the whole of the river would be overwhelmed by the water, as their heights are on average 1.6mAOD.
  4. Even at a water level of 1.8mAOD not all of the Ridge Wharf land is under water, and there is no difference in the situation with the project in place or without the project in place.
  5. If you look at the timestep diagrams in the Ridge Wharf Tidal Narrative you can see that the Ridge Wharf land has water flowing over (as is the case currently) but the water does not back up across the land until the point when the whole area is under water (orange colour figs 3-19 & 3-20).
  6. Thus there will be no newly created standing water on Ridge Wharf land and no detriment. The modelling even shows a very minor betterment for Ridge Wharf land at the highest tidal level.


There may have been a misunderstanding arising from the recent discussions that you had with Neil and Simon in Oct this year. We are sorry if this has been the case. Our position remains as stated and as evidenced in our flood risk reports.”

Hayricks Stoborough Entrance
17 Dec 2022

The 'Chicane' has been adjusted to make it easier for wheel chair, mobility scooters and buggy users to enter the facility from the Stoborough Meadows side.

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.

Coronation of King Charles III
14 Oct 2022

King Charles III's coronation is to be held on Saturday 6 May, at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Camilla, the Queen Consort, will be alongside the King and will also be crowned in the historic ceremony.

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.        


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