New Planning Applications

West Dorset District Council have recently notified us of the following three Planning Applications.

These will be discussed at the Parish Council Meeting on the 3rd September.

In the mean time if you feel that you can assist the Parish Council in formulating its response to any of the applications by talking to a member of the Parish Council’s Planning Group before the meeting please make contact using the Contact page on this website.

Further details of these application can be found on the DorsetForYou website by clicking here and entering Broadmayne as the Parish

Coombe Valley Road – Closure


Gas mains replacement

Coombe Valley Road in Weymouth will be closed between Rhosewood Drive and Barton Drive from 30 July to 10 August for Southern Gas Networks to undertake gas mains replacement works. This work will then move to between Barton Drive and Littlemoor Road under two-way temporary lights. The work is taking place in the summer holidays due to their proximity of the school.

This information from Dorset Highways, DCC.

Parish Clerk awarded OBE

We are delighted to pass on the news that Broadmayne’s Parish Clerk, Dr Janet Davis, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for services to ‘the Natural Environment and Walkers in Great Britain’. sends Janet our warm congratulations

Janet worked for the Ramblers organisation for 32 years and their news item reporting the award is reproduced below.

Janet Davis, our retired senior policy officer has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 Queen’s birthday honours list.
The accolade, for services to the environment and walkers in Britain, reflects Janet’s many years of work as a guardian and champion of the path network, as well as her expertise on rights of way law and practice. Her work has helped thousands of people to access the countryside and enjoy the benefits of walking.

It also acknowledges Janet’s long career with the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity, where she was employed for more than three decades (1984 – 2016). Throughout that time, Janet worked on countless path issues, getting involved in legal action and working with legal advisors on high-profile cases through to the House of Lords. Many of these cases created vital legal precedents.

Janet has also offered advice and training to Ramblers volunteers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to deal with local path problems. During her time with the Ramblers she played a central role in securing better laws to protect public paths, from obstruction and failure to reinstate after ploughing for instance, and in pivotal legal cases which established important principles for the addition of paths to the official maps.

Although Janet has retired from the Ramblers, she is still a member of the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Stakeholder Working Group, which worked on the rights of way provisions which appear in the Deregulation Act 2015. The Act makes important changes to the process of recording public rights of way, via a package of reforms that will be beneficial for walkers and landowners alike.

Speaking of the award, Janet said: “I am a walker myself and so have been incredibly lucky to work in a job which meant I could help to protect and improve our wonderful path network so that everyone can have the opportunity to explore and understand both our countryside and the paths within out towns and cities.

“It was also an enormous privilege to work alongside the Ramblers incredible team of volunteers for so many years and to help them to resolve problems on the path network. The Ramblers is a team and so I am accepting this award for all of them.”

Janet received a degree in life sciences and a PhD in freshwater ecology from the Polytechnic of Central London before working at Imperial College, London on environmental policy. She joined the Ramblers in 1984 to help monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act, which had amended the process for creating, changing and recording rights of way. She soon became a specialist on rights of way law, as well as an expert on a broad range of policy issues, from agriculture to the environment.

Our chair, Kate Ashbrook said: “In her 32 years with the Ramblers Janet quietly and effectively made a huge difference for walkers, by giving our volunteers the confidence to defend the path network and helping them to understand and use the law to the advantage of the walking public. Janet: we salute you”

Surfacing work on the A352 – Broadmayne to Warmwell – 21st June

We have been informed by Dorset Highways that they will be applying “Premium Surface Dressing” (tar and stone chippings, to you and me) to the A352 from the eastern village boundary to the Warmwell roundabout.

The work is scheduled for Thursday 21st June between 09:00 and 16:00 but is weather dependent.

During the work, traffic will be controlled by convoy working and a sweeper should appear the following day.

To read more about the process click on the link to Stakeholder Information

Stakeholder Information Premium dressing A352 Broadmayne