Our Townscape Group monitors all the planning applications for our town and those infrastructure issues that relate to us.

We advocate best practice in the sustainable development and management of new developments and are committed to preserving the best of what we have inherited from the past. We hope to encourage DBC planners, and developers, to create an environment in which we, and our children and grandchildren, will enjoy living.

We are focused on:

  • Influencing planning processes and strategic plans;
  • Scrutinising and commenting on planning applications;
  • Securing and preserving features of historic or public interest.

It is really important to understand that only Material Planning Considerations can be used in criticising or supporting a planning application. Please see the Material Considerations page for a note of these considerations.