Following the close of the public hearing sessions for the Examination in 2023, the Government-appointed Planning Inspectors examining the Local Plan have recommended a number of Main Modifications to the Local Plan to make the plan ‘sound’.

The Council must now hold a public consultation on the Main Modifications to the Local Plan, in addition to the Schedule of Policies Map Modifications, the Sustainability Appraisal for the Main Modifications and the updated Habitat Regulations Assessment Report.


Please find below the links to the documents relevant to the Main Modifications Consultation. These documents are open for comments for the formal consultation period:


Links to additional supporting documents are set out below:


The following documents are attached to this email:

  • Representation Forms
  • Summary Poster for display


Please use the poster to advertise the consultation in your area, and we would be grateful if you could also publicise it on your website and social media pages.

The consultation opens on the Thursday, 11th April 2024 and we need to receive your comments no later than 5pm on Friday, 24th May 2024.

The simplest way to make comments is through the dedicated consultation website (see details below).

Paper copies of the main consultation documents can also be viewed at the Council offices and the following libraries during their opening hours:

Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, CT16 3PJ

Ash Library, Ash Village Hall, 10 Queen’s Road, Ash, CT3 2BG

Aylesham Library, Aylesham Community Centre, Ackholt Road, Aylesham, CT3 3AJ

Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, CT14 6ER

Dover Library, Dover Gateway, 69-71 Castle Street, Dover, CT16 1PD

Sandwich Library, 13 Market Street, Sandwich, CT13 9DA

St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe Library, 16 Kingsdown Road, St Margaret’s at Cliffe, CT15 6AZ

Mobile Libraries For full library details call 03000 413131

Further information on library opening hours can be found at:  Find your library (

All documents can also be downloaded from the website via the following link:

How to make representations

Responses should be made through the Council’s online consultation portal (


Alternatively, comments can be submitted using the Representations Forms using the following methods:


By email to:

By post to:  Local Plans Team, Dover District Council, Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover CT16 3PJ


Printed comment forms and guidance notes are available on request and are also available at the Council offices and libraries. Printed copies of the consultation documents can also be made available upon request.


If you have any questions, or have any issues accessing the Local Plan consultation online, please telephone the Planning Policy Team on 01304 872244 – between the hours of 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday for assistance or email  If you require assistance with an accessible format of our documents (such as large print or audio format) please contact the Planning Policy Team using the above number.