Ambitious for the future, sensitive to the past – Western Heights Draft Masterplan 

Dover District Council has published a draft Masterplan designed to protect the historic value of the Western Heights and unlock its tourism and economic potential.

The Dover District Core Strategy and Land Allocations Local Plan identify the Western Heights as one of the key assets in the district, and the Western Heights Masterplan seeks to develop a framework for future action across the site.

The Masterplan promotes partnership working to protect and maintain the area and to improve public access and understanding of the fortifications.  It aims to provide a sustainable future at the Western Heights, which will recognise its historic significance and its landscape and ecological value.

The final Masterplan is intended to be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document, which will be used by the Council to help it make planning decisions. The project has been funded by an EU Interreg programme and has involved English Heritage, Kent County Council and Dover District Council.

A public consultation is running from 13 November to 8 January 2015.  For more information, please contact the Regeneration and Delivery Team on (01304) 872477 or see the DDC website at

Posted on 18/11/2014