A system for viewing and commenting on planning applications is provided on the Dorset Council website. Anyone wishing to use the facility will need to create a profile in order to submit comments on applications. This will also provide the opportunity to save searches and track applications as they go through the planning process. A User Guide detailing how to access the new system can be read HERE. Needless to say, it is both lengthy and detailed, although you do not have to be an IT expert to register and start using it. It will, however, take a little time to get used to.

Current Applications

Planning Appeal Notification WD/D/19/001897 Demolition of double garage and erection of 1no. dwelling, garage block, access and parking LAND EAST OF, 7-8 GARDEN CLOSE, LITTON CHENEY An Appeal has been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate under Section 78 of The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 , against the Council's refusal of the above application. This is to proceed by way of written representations. The procedure to be followed is set out in Part 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (England) Regulations 2009. You do not need to repeat any representations you may already have submitted as Dorset Council will forward any comments you made at the application stage to the Planning Inspectorate. If you wish to make any additional comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation you can do so on the planning portal at or by emailing If you do not have access to the internet you can send 3 copies to The Planning Inspectorate,3C Eagle Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN. Deadline for additional comments is 7 September 2020
Application ref: WD/D/20/001582 - Notification of British Telecom's intention to remove 23 public payphones, including the one at Litton Cheney. Litton Cheney Parish Council has OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that it had already agreed to apply to adopt the kiosk.
Application ref: WD/D/20/001114 - revised version FISHING LAKE, CHARITY FARM, LITTON LANE Change of use of agricultural land to caravan and camping site. Siting of a mobile home for permanent residential occupation by site manager. Construction of hardcore access track for caravans and parking. Construction of small fish "stocking lake" (retrospective). Deadline for comment 14 October 2020. These plans can be viewed here:
Applications ref WD/D/20/000562 and 561 BEECH HOUSE, HINES MEAD LANE, LITTON CHENEY, DT2 9AG - Internal alterations to include changing layout of shower room, form partitions to create two cupboards, remove electric boiler and replace with oil fired boiler and extend wet heating system to add radiators and installation of flue.
Application ref: WD/D/20/000698 PARKS FARM, LITTON CHENEY, DORCHESTER, DT2 9AZ. Erection of cheese processing building and associated alteration to the car parking area including a minor modification to the southern boundary of the site. (Falls within Puncknowle Parish.) Deadline for comment 12 May 2020.

Recent Decisions

Application ref: WD/D/19/001463 CHARITY FARM, MAIN STREET, DT2 9AP. Erection of 6 dwellings and conversion of redundant agricultural building to a dwelling - (with variation of conditions 4, 5 & 6 of planning permission WD/D/17/000758 to amend approved plans). Approved 8th June 2020
Application ref: WD/D/19/001427 and 1428 (listed building consent) 2 CHARITY FARM COTTAGES, DT2 9AP Erect single storey extensions and internal and external alterations. Deadline for comment 15 September 2019. Approved
Application ref: WD/D/19/001897 LAND EAST OF, 7-8 GARDEN CLOSE Demolition of double garage and erection of 1no. dwelling, garage block, access and parking. Refused.

Conclusion of Audit

LITTON CHENEY PARISH COUNCIL Notice of conclusion of audit Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019 Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection online at or in person by any local government elector of the area of Litton Cheney Parish Council on application to: Mrs Maggie Walsh, Parish Clerk 4 Bath Orchard Bridport DT6 3FD Telephone 01308 281561 during office hours to arrange a time
The audit of accounts for Litton Cheney Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published.
Copies are available to download free of charge from Paper copies will be provided to any person on payment of £0.35p plus current postage cost for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.
Announcement made by: Maggie Walsh Date of announcement: 27 September 2019

Recycling & Rubbish Bins – Jumping the Gun

Please resist the temptation to “put the bins out early” until at least late afternoon on the day before collection. There have been several instances of late when bins have been left out days in advance cluttering up the village. Very often these early bins emanate from holiday lets and rental properties. Owners of these businesses are reminded that this recycling and rubbish must be removed by a commercial waste contractor. Failure to do so may leave the business owner liable to prosecution by the local authority if they are found to be using the domestic waste collection.

Spot It – Report It

Potholes, poor drainage, flooding, dangerous trees, overgrown vegetation, damaged signs – you name it, we probably have it somewhere in the village. If you come across such problems, don't wait for someone else to report it – please report it direct to Dorset Council here:

Village Notice Boards – Rules of Engagement

All notices placed on the village notice boards must comply with the following:- No larger than A5 No commercial “For Sale” notices advertising goods or services One poster should suffice for a number of events, e.g. Social Committee list of annual dates and events. Only local events in and around the Bride Valley Respect other relevant in-date notices on display Pin tidily – do not use staples. Notices not conforming with the above will be removed Whilst the above rules may appear somewhat rigid, it is done to avoid overcrowding and enable organisers of as many events as possible to display all their key information clearly.

Website Accesibility Statement

Application Ref: WD/D/20/001955 - 1 THE GREEN MAIN STREET DT2 9AW demolition of existing single storey rear extension and erection of two storey rear extension.


Litton Cheney Parish Council Notice of Vacancy The Parish Council has a vacant position and wish to co-opt a Parish Councillor. Could this be you? Could you offer a few hours a month to have your say on issues which affect the village? If you would be interested or aren't sure and would like to find out more please contact Maggie Walsh, Parish Clerk on 01308 281561 or John Firrell Parish Councillor on 01308 482313 for an informal no-obligation discussion.