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Dover seeks brownfield sites for development

Dover District Council has issued a “call for brownfield sites”, inviting landowners and developers to put forward sites.

Dover District Council has issued a “call for brownfield sites”, inviting landowners and developers to put forward sites to be included on a Brownfield Register.

Sites submitted will be assessed by the Council for their suitability to be redeveloped for housing, and to ensure they meet the National Planning Policy Framework definition of “previously developed land”.

Sites must be put forward by 6th May 2016 to be included on the register.

The Government has designated Dover as a pilot authority for the new Brownfield Register policy, which will be rolled out nationwide in due course.

The Register will help housebuilders identify suitable sites quickly, speeding up the construction of new homes and maximising the number that are built on brownfield land. Once the Housing and Planning Bill is finalised and Brownfield Registers become mandatory, Councils will have the power to grant ‘permission in principle’ for suitable housing-led development sites. This will mean developers building new homes on brownfield land will have a greater degree of certainty in relation to location, use and the amount of development.

dha planning can help make your submission to ensure that the best possible case for development is put forward. For more information please contact Jonathan Buckwell.

For more information call 01622 776226 or email:

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