Residents can help plan their district's future over next 20 years

Contributed by editor on Apr 05, 2008 - 12:00 AM

Residents will be able to have a say in the long term
future of their area at special meetings held this month.

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Plans for the next 20 years for Dover District will
be the subject of two meetings as part of the series of
Neighbourhood Forums, run by Kent County Council, Dover District Council
and the Town and Parish Councils.

The Local Development Framework (LDF) will be the focus of two
Neighbourhood Forums meetings: the Joint Dover Neighbourhood Forum
(covering West, North and Town) on 9 April at Dover Town Hall from
6.30pm; and the Joint Neighbourhood Forum (covering Deal, Walmer and
Sandwich) on 16 April at the Landmark Centre, Deal, from 6.30pm.

These meetings will help residents understand the LDF process as part of
a wider major consultation. Feedback forms collected at the end of the
night will be used as part of the consultation process.

For more information on the LDF consultation, including special
exhibition dates, please log onto the Dover District Council website at

Capacity at the venues is limited and we will allocate places on a first
come, first served basis. We do not want to exclude anyone from coming
to these meetings, but it may not be possible for everyone to take part.
It is therefore asked that on this occasion, anyone interested in
attending registers with Louise Bolton, KCC Community Liaison Manager.
To reserve a place at one of these meetings (please specify) please
or telephone (01622) 221947.

Leader of Dover District Council, Cllr Paul Watkins said: “The Local
Development Framework will provide a positive look for our communities
as we try to plan and visualize the District’s potential for the next 20
years. This is an important and bold project and we want all residents
to get involved. The Neighbourhood Forums provide that opportunity for
people to find out about the LDF and help shape change and capture a
prosperous future.”


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