Andrew Garrett wrote:
Every time someone throws Dover a lifeline, the sleepy people of Dover disagree with change! Regeneration should be embraced and encourage by everyone that wants to be proud of Dover again! An ambitious town will breed ambitious people, otherwise Dover will continue to decline.
Welcome Andrew #41 an excellent post, the first sentence in your last paragraph just about sums up what happens all to often.
Financially Dover will stagnate if the population does not grow, where they work does not really matter although it would be preferable if it was in this area.