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Cleve Hill Written Question 1.08

The Faversham Society Response to Examining Authority’s Written Question 1.08 regarding conformity with National Planning Statements Our understanding is that the critical test for a NSIP is conformity with National Planning Statements (NPSs) rather than with any Local Plans. However, there is no NPS for either solar power or battery storage technology. Given the unprecedented […]

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Cleve Hill Landscape & Visual Amenity 23 July

The Faversham Society CHSP Examination Submission to Issue Specific Hearing on the Landscape and Visual Amenity Matters 23 July 2019 We have a number of concerns about the impact of CHSP on landscape and visual heritage. We strongly the support the Local Impact Report submitted by Swale Borough Council on Residential Amenity, Cultural Heritage and […]

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Cleve Hill Development Consent Order 18 July 2019

The Faversham Society CHSP Examination Submission to Issue Specific Hearing on the Development Consent Order 18 July 2019 We have a number of concerns about the content of the DCO and about how compliance will be assured.  We have concerns about the limitations of the Rochdale Envelope about hazards associated with emerging battery technology. The […]

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Cleve Hill Submission to Issue Specific Hearing on Need, 17 July 2019

The Faversham SocietyCHSP ExaminationSubmission to Issue Specific Hearing on Need, 17 July 2019 Our submission relates to the need in terms of electricity generating capacity for a solar power station of this magnitude when it is balanced against the harm resulting  from: Damage to Heritage Assets and Archaeology; Habitat Loss; Flood Risk; Landscape and Footpath […]

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Cleve Hill: Speaking to the Inspectors

CHSPSubmission to Open Floor Hearing 2 - 22 July 2019 Presented on behalf of The Faversham Society by Professor Sir David Melville CBE Energy Storage System - Safety Issues  1. We are concerned at the limitations of the Rochdale Envelope in relation to hazards associated with emerging battery technology. The Rochdale envelope is neither a blank […]

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Cleve Hill: Our concerns raised with Planning Inspectorate

The Faversham Society Opposes the Cleve Hill Power Station The Faversham Society has registered its objection to the Cleve Hill development. Although we support alternative energy, we have grave reservations about the developer's plans for Cleve Hill. Our strong objection to this planning application is based on these areas of serious concern: Batteries This is […]

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Submission to the Cleve Hill Preliminary Meeting 30 May 2019

 am writing on behalf of the Faversham Society to inform you that I wish to speak at the Preliminary Meeting on the 30th May 2019 under the following agenda items: Cultural HeritageThe adverse impact on the Grade 1 listed All Saints Church, Graveney, constructed in Norman times, mainly 14th century.  Environmental Statement (relates also to Water ,flooding etc)Limitations of the […]

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A Steamship's Journey

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  Free event unticketed. All welcome. CLICK HERE to reserve tickets. The VIC56 is an 85 foot steamship, constructed in 1945 as part of the wartime shipbuilding programme, and now preserved in working order by a small group of volunteers. Vic 56 is technically a steam coasting lighter […]

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Heritage Fair 2nd March
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Registered objections to Cleve Hill

The Faversham Society has registered its objection to the Cleve Hill development. Although we support alternative energy we have grave reservations about the developers plans for Cleve Hill. Our strong objection to this application is based on these areas of serious concern:Batteries•       The safety of batteries has not been adequately addressed.  •      […]

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