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Neighbourhood Plan

Queen Thorne Neighbourhood Plan has changed to Trent Neighbourhood Plan

In 2019 the parish council applied to commence creating a Neighbourhood Plan with a designated area covering the whole of Queen Thorne . Since then,  the residents of Trent have moved forward with producing a plan, whilst the other villages have all decided not to take part. It was therefore  decided to change the designated area and name to reflect this. 

In August 2023 Queen Thorne Parish Council submitted a request to Dorset Council to amend the designated Neighbourhood Area and name,  by retaining the parish of Trent but excluding the parishes of Over Compton, Nether Compton and Sandford Orcas. The Neighbourhood Area will subsequently be referred to as Trent Neighbourhood Area.

On September 25th 2023 Dorset Council took the decision to accept the new designated area. Details can be found by clicking this link:  Decision to amend the Queen Thorne Neighbourhood Area

Those interested in helping with the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan can contact the Parish Clerk by email at

A Neighbourhood Plan aims to give residents more control over their local area, when plans for new homes, shops and offices in their town or village are considered.

Once the plan is written, it will be consulted on locally and submitted to Dorset Council for independent examination. It will also be subject to a local referendum to make sure it has the support of local people.