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Battery Explosion and Fire in Liverpool

Reports of the Serious 2020 Explosion and Fire at the Liverpool, Carnegie Road Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Liverpool Professor Sir David Melville CBE, CPhys, FInstP We have recently received through an FOI request these previously unpublished reports by the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS). They are the first full reports of a […]

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Submission on Lady Dane

18th March 2022 Dear Paul Gregory Land at Lady Dane Farm, Faversham – Holistic Overview.                             Applications numbers - 18/501048/REM - 21/502927/FULL - 21/506465/HYBRID This representation, submitted on behalf of the Faversham Society, scopes all applications for Lady Dane, both approved and pending approval. This is so that the delivered and proposed land use allocations can […]

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Submission on Abbey Fields

20/500015/OUTThe Faversham Society is extremely concerned about the substantial harm that would be done to Faversham if the proposed housing development was to be permitted. The Society, therefore, approached a barrister to prepare a substantial submission on our behalf. Summary The Faversham Society considers that the Conservation and Design Team have erred in their assessment […]

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Water Supplies

Graham Setterfield and Matthew Hatchwell have prepared and submitted a response with the support of the Board to the Water Resources South East (WRSE) Consultation - our submission concluded with these points. The consultation document's strong focus on the environment is very welcome, as is its regional approach. We recognise that this is a huge […]

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Note of Faversham Society Zoom call with Helen Whately, MP

January 21, 2022 Helen Whately, MP, Michelle Lowe, from HW’s officeJill Peet, Swale Borough Council From the Faversham Society: Harold Goodwin, David Melville, Jonathan Carey, Matthew Hatchwell, Jan West, Chris Wright. This Zoom meeting with Helen Whately MP was set up to discuss the issues raised in the open letter sent by the Faversham Society […]

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Open Letter to Michael Gove

To: Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government of the United Kingdom correspondence@communities.gov.uk Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP Secretary of State for Levelling-up, Housing and Communities Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 2 Marsham St London SW1P 4DF Dear Secretary of State, I am writing on behalf of the Faversham Society founded […]

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Latest on the Creek Bridge

On Friday 10 December Helen Whately MP met with representatives from Kent County Council, Faversham Town Council, the Faversham Society and the Faversham Creek Trust to discuss progress since their last meeting in June.  The Town Council kicked off the meeting with an update on their legal advice. It said the Secretary of State has […]

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Open letter to Helen Whately

Open Letter Helen Whately MP House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 6th December 2021 Dear Helen,   As you know there is mounting concern among your constituents about the number of houses in Faversham that your government requires Swale Borough Council to give planning permission for. This concern has been growing for some time. We […]

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Faversham Society response to Reg18

Swale Borough Council allowed only one month for the Reg 18 consultation on the new Local Plan for Swale which covers issues and preferred options. The Society asked the Environment Committee to look in detail at the sixty-page document and to draft responses. This inevitably took time. Those draft responses were considered and debated at […]

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Abbey Fields - further objection from the Society

Submission from the Faversham Society 20/500015/OUT  Proposal: 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) We have looked again at the revised scheme and remain of the view […]

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