The Objectives of the Dover Society

Founded in 1988

  • To promote high standards of planning and architecture.
  • To interest and inform the public in geography, history,  archaeology, natural history and architecture of the area.
  • To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest.
  • A commitment to the belief that a good environment is a good investment.

The area we cover is comprised of Dover Town Council, Guston Parish Council, Hougham Without Parish Council, Langdon Parish Council, Lydden Parish Council, River Parish Council, St. Margaret’s at Cliff Parish Council, Temple Ewell Parish Council and Whitfield Parish Council.

All members receive three Newsletters a year and in each year the Committee organises about ten interesting events including talks, tours, visits, Members’ Meetings and usually a Christmas Feast.

The Society can give awards for improvements to the area, monitors planning proposals and supports, joins in or initiates civic projects and arts events.
    The following Planning Committee terms of reference have been agreed by the Dover Society Executive in support of the Society’s objectives;

• Review and comment on planning applications.
• Initiate and progress Planning Enforcement and Section 215 actions.
• Engage with local and national Public Consultations on Planning Policy and Transport Infrastructure matters.
• Engage with and hold to account the Local Planning Authority.
• Carry out Conservation Area Appraisals.