Dover residents planning for the future

Contributed by editor on Feb 08, 2005 - 10:41 PM


Dover residents will be asked their opinions on shopping, housing, transport and other local issues in a groundbreaking survey. 

Their views on local issues and facilities will help shape the Council's planning policies for the next 15 to 20 years.

From Wednesday (9 February), questionnaires are being sent to randomly selected households across the district. The responses will help the Council in the early stages of preparing planning policies for the future as part of the new Local Development Framework (LDF).

Local Development Frameworks are part of a national shake-up in the way Local Authorities plan the future development of their areas, and are replacing the old system of Local Plans. Dover District Council is at the forefront of this major change and is aiming to become one of the first authorities in the country to have a LDF in place.

Cllr Andrew Richardson, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "We are fully committed to involving the community in planning for the future of the district. We hope that as many people as possible who receive this important survey will take the time to fill it in and take the opportunity to have their say on our future planning policy."

For more information, please call the Forward Planning Team on (01304) 872477 or log onto the Council website at