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Planning For The Future - Views Sought From Local Businesses

Local businesses in Dover District are being asked to complete a short online survey on current trading, outlook and plans for the future, and views of the district as a place to do business.  The survey will be used as part of the background work for the Local Plan Review, and to help develop new support services for small businesses.


The business survey has been developed in conjunction with the Federation of Small Businesses, and will also help to plan the future shape of business support in the area. This is part of DDC’s ongoing work to listen to local businesses as we plan for the future. As part of the survey, local businesses are also being asked whether they see Brexit as a risk or opportunity.

Cllr Keith Morris, Leader of Dover District Council said: “Local businesses are the centrepiece of our growing economy and have a key role to play in informing how we shape future commercial development and employment growth in the district.   This is an excellent opportunity for businesses to tell us about their plans and what we can do to support them.” 

Alison Parmar from the Federation of Small Businesses said: “We’re pleased that Dover District Council is reaching out to businesses and we encourage business owners in the area to take part in this survey. By engaging directly with Dover District Council we can share ideas and build on aspirations.”

For more information, or to complete the questionnaire online, please see the DDC website at or the Invest in Dover website at, or email the Regeneration Delivery team at