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Discretionary housing payments

This page tells you about the discretionary housing payment scheme, who could be eligible, and what will happen once you've applied.

Development and planning

Links to popular development and planning tasks and information.

Developing affordable housing

Development of quality affordable housing to create a balanced housing market for all sections of the community.

Developing contaminated land

Guidance regarding the development of contaminated land.

Dog fouling

Information on measures taken to prevent dog fouling and how to report it.

Domestic and sexual abuse

Find local support for abuse issues.

DASS - drug and alcohol support service for young people

The Drug and Alcohol Support Service (DASS) works with young people under 19 in Portsmouth who are using substances.


Information on the council's campaign to increase the number of public access defibrillators in Portsmouth.

Different types of health screening

There are many different types of health screening - we've detailed the common types here.

Drug and substance misuse

Information on help available to support recovery from drug problems.

Disabled facilities grant

Help is available to adapt your home, to improve the safety of your home as well as your independence and quality of life.


On this page you will find links to our information about dogs in Portsmouth.

Dog control orders

Information about dog control orders

Dog kennels and stray dogs

Find out about Portsmouth dog kennels and how they process stray dogs

Disabled parking bays

Information about how to apply for a disabled parking bay in Portsmouth, who is eligible, and frequently asked questions about disabled parking bays.

Disabled persons bus pass

Information about disabled bus passes in Portsmouth, including how to apply for or renew a pass, what to do if your pass is lost or expired, and what proof of eligibility you will need.

Dementia Action Plan

Details about our dementia action plan, setting out our approach to ensuring those with dementia get early diagnosis, easy access to information, and the right support.


A description of the disclaimer policy and also the privacy policy

Data Protection privacy notice

Information about our data protection policy.

D-Day plaques

Direct payments and personal health budget - coronavirus information

Guidance on the impact of coronavirus for clients receiving Direct Payments (DPs) or a Personal Health Budget (PHB) in Portsmouth.

Duisburg - 70th anniversary

September 2020 marks 70 years since the signing of the twinning agreement between Portsmouth and Duisburg in Germany.

Doyle Avenue (97/2020)

Dugald Drummond Street (101/2020)

Director of Regeneration

Director of Regeneration responsibilities.

Doyle Avenue (TTRO 107/2020)

Demographic analysis

Dundas Lane (TTRO 27/2021)

Dugald Drummond Street (TTRO 34/2021)

Delegation of decision making to officers

Don't be a din - put it in the bin!

We generally avoid name-calling. But in this case it’s justified. If you’re leaving your rubbish in our city’s open spaces you’re a bit of a din.

Devonshire Avenue (TTRO 101/2021)

Disproportionate burden for accessibility

Disproportionate burden assessment - New local plan evidence

Dog control orders - formal notice

Portsmouth City Council has made the following dog control orders under Section 55 (1) of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

Drug screening requirements

Notes of guidance for applicants and licence holders.

Discretionary housing payment policy

Discretionary housing payment policy Revenues & Benefits

Decision making - purpose and content

One of the primary purposes of the Constitution is to make it clear where responsibility for particular functions lies and which person or body (council or committee, cabinet) makes the decision.

Directive - use of electronic communications for benefit claims

Use of electronic communications for benefit claims directive by Portsmouth City Council.

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