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Corporate Plan

The Corporate Plan is our main strategic document, providing a framework for the delivery of services. It is a clear statement of our vision and priorities and provides the context for other strategies and plans that we produce.

We have revised our Corporate Plan to ensure we continue to focus on the right priorities for the district and to take work forward for the next four years within the budget available. 

We will build on our achievements from the previous Corporate Plan, which ran from 2012 to 2016, and look forward to delivering more over the next four years, despite many challenges including significant changes facing local government.

Corporate Plan 2016-2020 »

Our Vision

Securing a prosperous future for the Dover district, which will be a place where people want to live, work, invest and visit.  

Our Priorities

The following strategic priorities have been identified to achieve our vision:

  • Priority One: Thriving Economy
  • Priority Two: Clean, Green and Safe Environment 
  • Priority Three: Healthier People and Communities
  • Priority Four: Smarter Council  

Under each priority area are actions that we will be focussing on over the term of the Corporate Plan. 

Underpinning all of our activities will be the wish to improve health and wellbeing, and quality of life, for our residents.

Key Outcomes

By 2020, we want to see that:

  • People in the district benefit from a stronger and more prosperous economy
    This would mean that people are increasingly active in the local economy and support local businesses, and our communities are sustainable with the appropriate infrastructure to support business growth and thriving town centres.
  • People in the district are healthier
    This would mean that people are empowered and informed to live healthy and independent lives, and our communities are stronger, cohesive and sustainable, with appropriate access to services for all.
  • People in the district are engaged and empowered to achieve their own potential
    This would mean that people are active citizens in our society, equipped with the skills, qualifications and confidence needed to live and work, and that there are equal opportunities so people are supported and equally valued.
  • The Dover district is a great place to live, work and visit
    This would mean that people take pride in the district and their communities, the heritage and natural environment, and our district is clean and safe with a good range of leisure, tourism and cultural activities.

Have Your Say

Our Corporate Plan takes account of local and national factors but is not static and will develop and grow as conditions and our ambitions evolve. We will continue to listen and engage with our residents in order to deliver best value, customer focused services with efficient and effective use of resources.

We will review the priorities in our Corporate Plan annually and update it as appropriate. Your views are important to us and we will consider your feedback during our annual reviews.

Please send us your comments

Address: Leadership Support Team, Dover District Council, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover, Kent CT16 3PJ


State of the District 

A report containing an economic, social and environmental profile of the Dover district. 

Performance Monitoring 

We monitor how well we are doing against a range of performance indicators. 

Transparency/Open Data 

Enabling the public to hold local councils to account about the services they provide.

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