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It may sound obvious but we think that those who know most about how to improve a service are those that actually use it. That is why we put consultation so high in our mission to improve services.

If we have an accurate picture of the needs and wants of people in the Borough we can tailor our services to meet the needs of the community.

The Council also has to consult with local people on a number of specific things such as planning applications, plus certain plans and strategies.

Consultation and Engagement Strategy

The Council has a strategy which sets out the principles and standards which it will adhere to in terms of involving local people in the design and delivery of services.

Active consultations

Stone Lodge Consultation

Plans have been announced for a new secondary school, public open space and residential development at Stone Lodge, Dartford. These plans are going out to public consultation before a planning application is submitted. A consultation event will be held at the Dartford Judo Club on 31 January 2018 between 2pm and 7:30pm or further information about the proposals can be found at Comments need to be given by 21 February 2018.

Planning Services

For information on forthcoming Planning Services consultations, visit their latest news and forthcoming consultations page.

External consultations

Have your say on new political map of Dartford

The Independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Dartford to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries. Have your say directly through the Commission's consultation portal. The consultation ends on the 9 April 2018.

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