Call For Development Sites As Dover District Council Reviews Local Plan

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Dover District Council is asking land owners to suggest sites that they consider have future development potential as part of the district’s Local Plan Review.  The Local Plan covers the period to 2037 and will identify land for housing, employment and leisure development.  The call for sites is open for eight weeks from 12 June to midnight on 7 August 2017 and will be available online on the Planning Policy pages.

Landowners are required to demonstrate that a site is suitable and available for development and that it is deliverable.

Mike Ebbs, Head of Regeneration and Development at Dover District Council, said: “A good supply of land is essential for the district to meet its housing and employment targets.  The review of our Local Plan is an ideal opportunity for landowners to let us know about land they think has development potential.

“Putting forward potential land does not necessarily mean it will be developed.  Each site will be assessed for its suitability for development against a set of defined criteria for inclusion in the Local Plan.  Any sites that are identified in the Local Plan for future development will then be consulted on and be considered by an independent Inspector who is appointed to conduct the Local Plan Examination.  Any subsequent development would be subject to the usual planning permissions.”

A public consultation on the key issues for the Local Plan to consider will be held in the Autumn.

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