Several residents have asked that the Town Council takes action to stop the proposed redevelopment of the Wimborne Market site. The present proposal is for its redevelopment with a retirement village.

The land on which Wimborne Market is sited is private land and the owners are entitled to do with the land whatever they wish subject to planning permission being granted by Dorset Council.

A proposal has also been mooted for Wimborne Market to be relocated on land between Julians Bridge and Lake Gates. This land is in the Parish of Pamphill, not Wimborne Minster, and planning permission for this proposal would also be required if it is to proceed. This is a matter for Dorset Council.

The Town Council is exploring with Dorset Council and Wimborne BID, the possibility of holding a weekly street market in the Town but no details are available at the present whilst negotiations continue.