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UK's giant battery 'farms' spark fears of explosions that can reach temperatures of 660C

Today's Mail on Sunday carried a very disturbing story about batteries used to store energy at nearly 400 sites - Cleve Hill at Graveney is one of them. "Last year in Merseyside, one of three battery cabins on a site caught fire and exploded. A report seen by The Mail on Sunday said nearby residents, […]

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Cleve Hill: The Challenge for Swale Borough Council

The world-record breaking Cleve Hill Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is being planned for a location just a few miles east of the site of the Great Gunpowder Explosion of 1916. There is a real danger of history repeating itself due to thermal runaway in Li-ion batteries, a technology for which the Health and Safety Executive has developed […]

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Grid-Scale Lithium-ion Batteries – the Next Grenfell?

The race for renewable energy driven by the 2050 Net Zero target requires energy storage and this is bringing large lithium-ion batteries into our day to day lives, close to our homes and work-places, on an unprecedented scale. Concern that this new aspect of the energy sector is almost unregulated has brought together three expert […]

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Objection to further development at Brogdale

20/505877/OUT Brogdale Farm  The Faversham Society is very concerned about the creeping urbanisation of the land which historically was farmland and then since 1952,  the National Fruit Collection. Brogdale Collections is the home of the National Fruit Collection, and our orchards are a living history & heritage of fruit. This application, if approved, will fundamentally change the character of the area, resulting […]

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Supplementary Objection to Abbey Fields Development

Abbey Fields abuts the east boundary of the Faversham Conservation Area. The character of the landscape immediately within the Conservation Area here is one of historically and visually significant open space (itself a rare feature within the Conservation Area as a whole). Among other things this space provides part of the historic setting of the nationally […]

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Faversham Society response to the Local Plan at REG19

Although there is much talk of localism, all planning decisions must be compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and national planning legislation. The Swale Local Plan, and the Faversham Neighbourhood Plan, will be tested by the Planning Inspectorate against the NPPF. Both Swale & Faversham plans fail if they are found not to […]

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Objection: Land At Abbey Fields Faversham Kent ME13 8HS

OBJECTION SUBMITTED BY THE FAVERSHAM SOCIETY Land At Abbey Fields Faversham Kent ME13 8HS Outline application for the development of up to 180 dwellings with associated infrastructure including internal access roads, footpaths, cycleways, parking, open space and landscaping, drainage, utilities and service infrastructure works (All matters reserved except Access) Planning Ref:20/500015/OUT It is noted that […]

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Progress Reported on the Creek Bridge

Our MP reports on the Creek Bride On Friday 26 March, I brought together representatives from Kent County Council, Faversham Town Council, the Faversham Society and the Faversham Creek Trust to discuss progress since our last meeting on 27 November. KCC reported that they have completed most of the highways design work. This includes: an assessment of […]

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Make clear your views on the Draft Local Plan

Public Consultation - Taking Part You can find out more details about the public consultation here. The Swale Borough Local Plan Review (Reg 19) Pre-Submission Document [PDF 119MB] can be downloaded here Comments can be made via the councils Consultation Portal or via the Interactive Representation Form [PDF 225KB]. Please save a copy of this (as you write your comments) […]

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