New Dover District Local Plan
We are in the process of producing a new Local Plan. The Local Plan sets out planning policies and proposals for new development in the District over the period from 2020 to 2040. Once adopted, the Local Plan will replace the current suite of Development Plan documents
To find out more about the new Local Plan and read the Regulation 18 draft Dover District Local Plan then please visit our new website www.doverdistrictlocalplan.co.uk
The consultation on the Regulation 18 Draft Dover District Local Plan and associated documents has now closed.
If you have made a representation on the draft Local Plan this will be uploaded onto the Council’s Consultation Portal (https://dover-consult.objective.co.uk/kse ) and you will receive an email notifying you of this.
Update on Local Plan Timetable - February 2022
The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 places a statutory duty on the Council to maintain an up-to-date Local Development Scheme (LDS) that sets out the timetable for the production of the Council's Local Plan. It is important to be kept up-to-date to reflect the Council's Local Plan progress, and in doing so keep residents and key stakeholders informed. A revised LDS went to Cabinet on the 1st November 2021, setting out the intended dates for the consultationon the Regulation 19 (pre-submission) version of the Dover Local Plan expected in Quarter 1 2022. However,since this time issues have been raised that mean the Regulation 19 Publication will be delayed. The issuesrelate to transport modelling for the Local Plan and the impact upon the Stodmarsh Designated Sites.
Although significant progress has been made on these matters, DDC are currently awaiting further feedbackfrom the statutory bodies, National Highways and Natural England in order to finalise the evidence base forthe Local Plan.The Council now intends to delay the consultation until the feedback from the Statutory bodies is receivedand addressed, which is anticipated to be in spring/summer 2022. This will ensure that consultees on theLocal Plan have adequate information to make representations on transport matters and the Stodmarsh Lake water quality implications during the consultation period.
The November LDS timetable will no longer be achieved and will be reviewed again in early 2022, once revised consultation dates are known.
Local Development Scheme
The timetable for the local plan is set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS). The LDS will be updated in 2022 to reflect an updated timetable.