This website is provided by Dorset Council. Unless otherwise stated, all material on the site is subject to copyright protection from the council.

Although we have no objection to you using material on this site for personal or educational use or private research, we do not authorise your use of any material for commercial purposes unless you have permission in writing from us. Any use of material must contain an acknowledgement to the council.

We aim to make sure that the information available on this website is accurate, but it has no control over and does not endorse the content of any linked websites. We do not accept any responsibility arising from reliance on any such information and, in using this website, you agree that the council nor any of its associated organisations are responsible for any warranty or representation, express or implied, completeness or appropriateness for a particular purpose of any information accessed.

We reserve the right to remove or alter any information without warning.


These pages and their content, images and videos, unless otherwise stated, are copyright and protected under national laws and international treaties worldwide. All rights reserved.

External links

This website links to external websites.

We are not responsible for the content, reliability or availability of external web sites and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind.

We do not link to external sites in return for cash, services or any other consideration in kind.

If you notice a link that you feel should not be on our website please email

Service standards

We would like to make our website available to you all of the time. Unfortunately there are a number of reasons which sometimes mean that we are not able to achieve this, but our target is to have our site available for use 99.5% of the time.

Online planning system

By using the council's online planning system you agree to abide by the following Copyright Notice and acknowledge our online policy below.

Copyright - Plans, drawings and material submitted to the council are protected by the copyright acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner.

It is the council's intention to delete all personal information contact information (for example personal email addresses or private telephone numbers) and private signatures from publication. This approach does not include contact details and signatures for people acting in a business capacity in relation to any application. If for any reason you encounter personal details for private individuals, whether applicants or third parties which should be deleted please notify the council quoting the application reference and details of the document concerned.

The council reserves the right to remove or not display certain planning application documentation for confidentiality or other reasons.

The information on these pages should not be used as a substitute for carrying out a formal Land Charge Search.