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New District Local Plan

We are in the process of producing a new Local Plan.  The Local Plan covers the period from 2014 to 2037 and will set out the key policies for the district.  Once adopted, this new Plan will replace the current suite of Development Plan documents.

The Local Plan will shape the future development of the district's towns and villages between now and 2037.

It will identify:

  • new homes
  • new jobs and business premises
  • open spaces
  • community facilities for people to use
  • infrastructure such as roads
  • schools
  • healthcare

The timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan is set out below:

We will update this page as the Local Plan progresses to keep you informed of what's happening. 

Recent Workshops

Reports of the workshops held at The Ark, Dover to discuss initial thoughts on a new vision and objectives for the new Local Plan and Development Management policies:

Further information on the Local Plan and its preparation process:

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

This is a document that identifies and assesses all land across the District for its residential and economic development potential. It is a technical assessment that considers the availability, suitability and achievability of land in the District. 

Following our 'call for sites' exercise held in summer 2017, we are assessing sites submitted and outputs of this work are anticipated for autumn 2018. 

Further information on our Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment methodology is set out in the document below.

Other plans in progress

  • Dover Waterfront
    We are in the process of preparing an Area Action Plan for Dover Waterfront which will set out the masterplan and vision for the mixed use development of this area.




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