Information about how to apply for planning permission or how to comment on a planning application can be found on the Dorset for you website
The Parish Council has no power to make the final decision as to whether to approve or object to a planning application. However it is given the opportunity to listen to comments from residents and to pass these to the District Council. The council 'has a legal duty to have regard to the provisions of the development plan and any other material considerations'.
All planning applications can be found by searching the North Dorset District Planning Search