What a wonderful Summer!



This website aims to become a source of information for both the local community and those planning to visit or actually visiting this fantastic part of Dorset. We really need the local community to become involved by sending us news of forthcoming events, reports on recent events and photographs. In particular we would like to populate the Calendar with the dates of every activity which is going on within the Parish. The website has been designed to be more interactive by allowing you to use the Contact Us  page to send us some news, feedback or to ask a question or if you require an entry placed on the Calendar. The editor of the website will respond to the messages you leave or add your information. There is also an opportunity for you to join our e-mailing list through the contact us section. If you do so we will email you a copy of the Parish Council minutes together with any other information that we feel may be of interest. A very important section of this website is devoted to the development of the Neighbourhood Plan (the Parish Plan has moved to the Parish Council pages) and is where information relating to this can be viewed. Additionally you can also access the Community Forum where you can read discussions, and leave comments, with regard to village issues. The Village Notice Boardwhich enables villagers to post information relating to the village, can also be accessed from the Community Forum Pages Details of Road Closure Notices are now available by clicking the highlighted text or the link below.

Planning Appeals


A message from the YRIPC Chairman

‘No doubt you have all heard on the grapevine that the proposed development of 87 houses was approved  by the WDDC Planning Committee last Thursday. This is very disappointing and has caused very great surprise in many quarters.  However the approval is only an outline one, the only feature actually approved is for the entrance – a further application will have to be made for the building and design of the houses. The Parish Council consider this decision both illogical & irrational.  As a result it is investigating – with the support of Sherborne CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) whether asking for a Judicial Review of the decision would be worthwhile. We have 6 weeks to make up our mind.  This of course would have to be paid for but we will consider that when we have taken legal advice. We will discuss the ramifications of this decision with regard to the Neighbourhood Plan at the NP Steering Group Meeting on Monday 27th. My view is that the fact that we are developing a Plan has the potential to help us against Gladman’s proposals. Additionally, it will be more advanced when the further application is made with regard to Folly Farm and  we will hopefully be able to use the design elements in the Plan to ameliorate the effects of the development. So please don’t lose heart’

D G Gould

Ryme Road Planning Application

There is to be a Public Enquiry regarding the planning application relating to land north of Ryme Road (Gladman) sometime later in the year. Gladman are claiming that WDDC missed the statutory deadline for processing an application but the Council are arguing that were still waiting for  answers to some questions. The WDDC’s Development Control committee were also to discuss this application at their meeting on 14th April in Dorchester, however, due to the appeal they have decided not to proceed with this. YRIPC have written to the Planing Inspector in response to comments made by Gladman in their appeal submission and we will confirm the date and place of the inquiry once we know it – please pass the word around if you know someone who has objected.




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Closure of recycling banks

Click here for information on the closure of the recycling banks.