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VIEWS OF THE GRAVENEY MARSH

To register your interest contact Gill gill.art.connelly@gmail.com by Saturday 14th September 2019

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Cleve Hill

The Faversham Society has made our latest submission to the Planning Inspector’s inquiry into the proposed solar power station at Cleve Hill. This submission has been made after the first set of hearings– after which we still have some very serious concerns about the proposed power station and felt many questions have yet to be […]

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Deadline 3 Submission

At the end of the first set of hearings, the Faversham Society still has some major concerns since many questions remain unanswered, and new questions have been raised. While the applicant may answer some of these in written submissions, the Society considers that these answers should be subject to challenge. It was clear from the […]

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Cleve Hill: Battery Energy Storage System

CHSP Examination Additional submission for deadline 3, following Open Floor 2 On behalf of the Faversham Society Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) The Faversham Society and others have raised our concerns about the hazards associated with large scale BESS in written submissions. Following Open Floor Hearing 2 at which a number of participants, including the […]

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Cleve Hill: Demand for Solar Power

Submission on behalf of the Faversham Society on the Need for CHSP -  Deadline 3\ IntroductionWe recognise the urgent need to decarbonise electricity generation in the UK as outlined in the applicant’s Statement of Need and Addendum submission. This paper considers the deployment projections for solar PV currently in planning against deployment projections for requirements […]

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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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