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Making Applications



Apply online using the Planning Portal »

Alternatively download paper application forms .


Do I need permission?

The question of what needs planning permission is quite complex

Applying for permission

The process to follow to submit your application

Better applications

Some guidance to help with successful applications

Pre-application advice

We can help you by providing advice before you apply

Types of applications

A list and explanation of the types of applications

Application process

What happens after you submit your application

Validation checklists

Use our checklists to make sure you have everything covered

Planning fees

A fee calculator is available plus a list of other charges

Speaking at Committee

You can request to speak at meetings to support or object

The Planning Portal service

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We are a member of the Planning Portal which offers a wide range of services and guidance on the planning system including:


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Telephone: 01304 872486

Email developmentmanagement@dover.gov.uk