Dover District Council’s new Planning IT system

New Planning IT system – commenting on applications during transition

Dover District Council is introducing a new IT system to support the Planning and Building Control functions.  The new service offers greater functionality and is also used by other departments within the Council

We will still be accepting planning applications throughout the transition.

In order for us to complete the migration to the new system, the current Planning system will be taken off line from Wednesday, 16 January 2019.  During this time, you will still be able to view planning applications and all their constituent documents online via the planning pages at

The new system goes live for new planning applications from Thursday, 17 January 2019, and will be fully completed by Tuesday, 5 February 2019.

Commenting on planning applications

During the transition phase between the two systems, it will not be possible to comment on applications online.  Those wishing to comment on applications can do so by emailing their response to (quoting the relevant application reference).

We aim to keep service disruption to a minimum.  Thank you for your co-operation.