14 Feb 2024

The photo shows work that is being undertaken on our Hedgerows.

Further information highlighting the importance of this may be found in the 'Our Environment' section of the website.

Allotment Hedge Layering in Progress
13 Feb 2024
Rebrand of AONB to National Landscape
07 Dec 2023

Dorset Council has recently announced that the current Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be rebranded as a National Landscape along with the 46 other AONBs.   More information can be found on the Dorset Council Website.

Planning Applications
30 Nov 2023


P/HOU/2023/06577Proposal:Proposed first floor extension over existing garage. Proposed single storey rear extension. Internal alterations.Location:8 Gover Close
BH20 5BU


Knoll Farm Planning Update


From: Mark White (Planning)
Sent: 05 October 2023 13:55
Subject: Planning Enforcement Knoll Farm Camp site EN/2021/0056


Dear Sirs,


Following on from a complaint made to our service I am now in a position to give a final update on the Enforcement Case EN/2021/0056.


The basis of the complaint was that a toilet block and showers had been built to support the operation of a pop-up campsite at Knoll Farm Soldiers Road in line with the 28-day exemption. Following the unsuccessful planning application, the site operators were asked to dismantle structures within a set time scale.


The site owners and operators have opted not to use their ability to appeal the planning refusal and have complied with the council’s requirements to remove the structure. All planning breaches have now ceased and as a result we have now closed the case.


The site owners have informed of their intention to operate in 2024 under the new permitted 60-day exception. Our service will not interfere with this operation unless there are clear planning breaches that can be evidenced.


Kind regards



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










Speed Watch
29 Nov 2023

Volunteers for Speed Watch Wardens: UPDATE


A sufficient number of volunteers have now been recruited and training and procurement of equipment is set to commence.



Allotments in Stoborough
05 Aug 2023

Our allotments are extremely popular and there may be a waiting list for the site on New Road, Stoborough. For more information please complete the Allotment Application Form and return it to the Clerk.

Residents of the Parish of Arne will be given preference when allocating the allotments when they become vacant.


Allotment Application Form



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

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.”

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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