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. The Planning Inspectorate ALLOWED this appeal on 19 October 2020. You can see a copy of the appeal decision by following this link to the Appeals Casework Portal
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. Approved 20th October 2020

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.


Recent Decisions

Application ref: WD/D/20/002620: Land at grid reference 355396 EAST OF WHITEWAY Erect 11.97m pole with 1 no. antenna, 2no. 0.3m dishes, 3no. equipment cabinets, 1no. meter cabinet and 1no. 1.2m satellite dish within a compound surrounded by a 1.2m high stock proof fence for purposes of emergency services communication. This application is for Prior Approval. It is not a planning application and the development will automatically obtain approval unless the Local Planning Authority determines that Prior Approval is required. Deadline for comments - 21 November 2020
Planning Appeal Notification WD/D/19/003166: Erection of 12m monopole mast LAND SOUTH OF LAY BY, A35 T WHITE WAY TO KINGSTON RUSSELL FARM ROAD. 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.
NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR PARISH COUNCIL OF LITTON CHENEY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that Kathryn Brooks, formerly a Member of the above named Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member of the Parish Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish. If within 14 days after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than 1 December 2020), a request for an election to fill the vacancy is received by the Returning Officer, either by email,, or by post, to South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. If an election is called, a poll will take place on the 6 May 2021 as a result of the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020. The Government has indicated that the situation will be kept under review, and if safe to do so, further legislation will be laid that will permit casual vacancy elections and referendums sooner than the 6 May 2021. If this is the case we will publish a revised notice. Dated 11 November 2020 Maggie Walsh Clerk to Litton Cheney Parish Council * In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday or day appointed for thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.