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Ordnance Wharf Planning Application

Ordnance Wharf Flood Lane Faversham Kent ME13 7DY Ref. No: 20/502408/FULL | Received: Thu 04 Jun 2020 | Validated: Tue 30 Jun 2020 | Status: Awaiting decision Erection of a part three storey, part two storey building comprising of 5no. dwellings and an office and training workshop facility, and a three storey building comprising of a sailing clubroom, bar and cafe […]

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Ordnance Wharf

The Faversham Society submitted an application for listing to Historic England. Ray Harrison wrote the application for us. Despite our best endeavours listing was not granted. The Wharf received incoming materials for gunpowder manufacture and exported the finished product in barrels. It acted as the gathering point for materiel produced within the whole of the […]

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Cleve Hill - SBC Press Release

Swale Borough Council has obtained legal advice on the prospect of a judicial review to overturn a consent order for a 350 MW solar power station and battery storage on Graveney Marshes. The order was granted to Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 28 […]

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The Faversham Society second-hand bookshop is re-opening

We are pleased to announce that our second-hand bookshop will be re-opening on Friday 19th June, with strict social distancing measures in place. We will be open only on Fridays and Saturdays (10am - 3.30pm) for the timebeing. We look forward to welcoming you back safely.

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Support for 20's Plenty

Dear Madam Mayor The Faversham Society has consistently supported the proposal to create a town-wide 20mph speed limit on the streets of Faversham. We continue to do so under the latest proposal to implement the 20’s Plenty project through an experimental traffic order. The benefits to the town in terms of safety, air quality and […]

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Secretary of State's Decision on Cleve Hill

We are extremely disappointed by the Secretary of State’s decision yesterday to permit the development of the Cleve Hill Solar Power station. The Society supports renewable energy and solar power in particular. Renewable energy should be mandatory for all new houses being built in and around Faversham, indeed nationwide, but successive governments have failed to […]

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Letter to Secretary of State

The Rt Hon Alok Sharma,Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,1 Victoria Street,London SW1H 0ET Secretary.state@beis.gov.uk Dear Secretary of State, The Faversham Society has close to a thousand members concerned to conserve our heritage, our culture, our natural heritage and our built environment. We were initially conflicted about our response to the Cleve […]

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Stop Graveney Marsh Solar Farm

Matthew Hatchwell, of our Environment Committee, has been invited to write a Guest Blog on Miles King's Miles King and www.anewnatureblog.wordpress.com

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Latest on the Swing Bridge

Sue Akhurst of the Faversham Creek Trust enquired about the current position on the Creek Bridge. This was Paul Carter's reply. "Following your request for an update I have been in conversation with Simon Jones (Director Highways, Transportation and Waste in Growth, Environment and Transport) for a full update. We understand that the temporary bridge and […]

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So far as we can determine, Cleve Hill proposals have not been approved by the Health & Safety Executive or Kent Fire and Rescue Service

This morning Kentonline reported on Graveney Solar Farmhttps://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/solar-farm-explosion-would-be-like-nuclear-bomb-226455/ They reported CHSP Ltd :- But bosses at Cleve Hill Solar Park say they are working with an industry leading battery supplier for the project’s energy storage proposals and have been provided reassurances on safety standards. "In conjunction with these experts we have produced a battery safety […]

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