Get Involved

The draft Local Plan is published for consultation from the 20 January to the 17 March 2021. 

As part of the consultation on the Draft Local Plan we are also be consulting on the Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulation Assessment, Draft Economic Growth Strategy and the Draft Open Space, Playing Pitches and Play Areas Strategies.

Comments can be made online using our Objective Consultation Portal. All comments must be submitted by 5pm on the 17 March 2021. No late representations will be accepted.

If you are having problems accessing or commenting on the document please telephone 01304 872 244 Monday to Thursday 10am - 12pm or email

For further information on how to comment, please see our How to Comment Guide

To find out more about the Local Plan view our Virtual Exhibition

View our Frequently Asked Questions

Download and Print our Draft Local Plan Consultation Poster.

What is the purpose of the consultation?

The purpose of this consultation is to ask for your views on:

  • The key issues that the new Plan should address,
  • A draft vision for Dover District in 2040 and the objectives needed to meet that vision,
  • The options that have been considered to address the key issues and growth and development needs,
  • The draft strategy for meeting growth and development needs over the next 20 years,
  • The land identified which is expected to be needed to meet this strategy and draft policies for guiding that development, and
  • Draft policies to address climate change, and for protecting and enhancing the natural, built and historic environment of the District.

Who should get involved?

We are seeking views from the whole community, including residents and community groups, businesses, landowners, developers, as well as statutory consultees, delivery partners and infrastructure providers.

If you have an interest in the future of Dover District this is your opportunity to help shape the future plan for the District.

How can I get involved?

We are holding the following virtual Teams Live events. Please click the relevant links below to join the meetings: 

Please note if you are using a mobile device you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App.


if you have any advanced questions please send them to

 Previous Live Events

  • Public & Residents Teams Live Event Recording on 23rd February 2021 – This session covers an overview of the Draft Local Plan, a run through of the website and how to comment through our consultation portal. To Watch Click Here.

    You can also view the presentation used at this event here.

  • Gypsy and Traveller Call for sites Teams Live - This session was to discuss the call for sites process. To Watch Click Here

  • Business and Commercial Teams Live Event Recording on 11th of February -This session looks at an overview of the Draft Local Plan and the Economic Growth Strategy for the district and guides you through our dedicated Local Plan website. - To Watch Click Here

  • Local Plan Website and Objective Tutorial recorded on 21st January 2021 - This session guides you through our dedicated Local Plan website, virtual exhibition, story maps and how to comment and submit representations via our online consultation portal.  - To Watch Click Here 


View our Supporting Documents