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Cleve Hill: when are we told what’s next?

DAVID MELVILLE It’s eight months since Alok Sharma, secretary of state for business industry and industrial strategy granted the consent order for Wirsol Energy Ltd and Hive Energy to develop the massive solar power station at Cleve Hill. Since then we have heard very little, so what is happening? Well, as far as the Department […]

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Faversham Best Place to Live in Kent

Garrington has identified the best places to live in the UK in 2021, in what they claim is the "definitive league table of post-lockdown living". Here’s how they scored them for their league table: Natural beauty: Each location was scored for its proximity to open water, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Architectural beauty: Marks were […]

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Swale Local Plan Review 2021

The Local Plan Review 2021 (Reg 19) Start date: 08/02/21 09:00 End date: 23/03/21 17:00 Please select the following link to view this event: https://swale-consult.objective.co.uk/kse

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Large-Scale Battery Energy Storage

Letter to the Guardian Adam Morton's article (5/2/21) on the proposed $2.4bn battery in Hunter Valley, New South Wales highlights the issue of 'green-on-green' disputes arising from the planning of increasingly large battery storage systems. This opposition in Australia by wildlife groups to an essentially green energy project parallels the situation at Cleve Hill near […]

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Planning Objection Land east of Unit 4 Upper Brents Industrial Estate

21/500006  Land east of Unit 4 Upper Brents Industrial Estate and north of plot 29 Waterside Close Faversham ME13 7DZ Mixed use development comprising the erection of a part three storey and part four storey building comprising 6x2 bedroom flats and 4x1 bedroom flats across the upper floors and associated parking, cycle storage and amenity […]

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1Market Place (Saddlers) Grade II listed

There is a proposal before Swale Planning to open a hot food takeaway on the corner of West Street adjacent to the Guildhall. We encourage all members to make their views known on the Swale planning portal The Faversham Society is objecting on the following grounds 20/505916   1 Market Place Faversham ME13 7AG Change of […]

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Faversham on the Map

A talk by Clive Foreman 27th January 2021 Where to find maps that include Faversham Paper Maps and Books Faversham Society Public libraries, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Kent History Centre (Maidstone) British Library, British Museum, National Archives, Private Collections Ordnance Survey – Modern Maps On-line Historic Maps National Library for Scotland (https://maps.nls.uk/) – The majority of the […]

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Oare Marshes on Winterwatch 21 January

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rm24

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Faversham Swing Bridge Update December 2020

On Friday 27 November Helen Whately MP brought together representatives from Kent County Council, Faversham Town Council, the Faversham Society and the Faversham Creek Trust to discuss progress since their last meeting on 18 September. Helen Whately opened the meeting by reporting that Robert Courts MP, the Maritime Minister, has still not received a reply to his […]

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The Bells of St Mary of Charity

You will have noticed that the bells of St Mary of Charity Church have fallen silent. I live nearby and miss their punctuation of the week. The bells have been removed to be retuned and should be back for Christmas. There are many more photographs here Two additional bells are being added to create a […]

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