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The proposed changes to ZF5 on the Creek-side

It seems that the plans to re-route ZF5 are likely to be debated again shortly and that the Society will be invoked in support of one side or another. The Society's position has not changed. The Society has not considered the revised plans. We do not have sufficient information to discuss the plans and to  support or oppose the […]

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The Society's Submission on Bearing Fruits

The Board has discussed in detail the latest version of Swale Borough Council's Development Plan. The Society has expressed it concern about the impact of the increased housing allocations on traffic and the historic fabric of Faversham. The Society's submission is available here Faversham Society Evidence on Bearing Fruits

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The brick buildings by the swing bridge

At the Swing Bridge  Steering Group meeting yesterday the question of whether to demolish or preserve the brick sheds by the bridge was discussed. It was suggested that the Board of Trustees of the Faversham Society should be asked to express an opinion. This will be considered at the next meeting of the Environment Committee and then at the […]

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Harold Goodwin elected chair of the Society for 2016-17

Last night at the Faversham Society AGM attended by just short of 100 people Harold Goodwin was elected Chair of the Society for 2016-17 I accept the responsibility with a suitable degree of trepidation. Within 24 hours of discovering Faversham in October 1976 I had resolved to make it my home, Jack Harris had taken […]

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Society welcomes Neighbourhood Plan examiner's report

The Faversham Society broadly welcomes the report on the Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan by the independent examiner, Mr Timothy Jones. The report recognises the value of the heritage and archaeology of the Creek, both for its own sake and as an asset for the town, and strengthens the protection and conservation of some of the […]

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12 Market Place - response to the Faversham News

The Society has sent the following letter to the Faversham News in response to comments about Faversham Town Council's plans for 12 Market Place that were made by Mark Gardner in his column, Gardner Digs, on 7 April: "The Faversham Society would like to state clearly that at present it neither supports nor opposes the Town […]

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YELLOW LINES IN FAVERSHAM TOWN CENTRE

YELLOW LINES IN FAVERSHAM TOWN CENTRE Submission from the Faversham Society to the Public Realm Group of Faversham Town Council There are concerns about parking around the Guildhall, and calls for yellow lines to be painted. The Faversham Society does not endorse the use of yellow lines anywhere in the town centre. In our view, […]

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Bearing Fruits - the Inspector's Interim Report

The Faversham Society welcomes the final report on the Inspector’s interim findings on the Swale Local Plan. We are pleased to see that, although housing targets have been increased from 540 to 776 per year, the much higher numbers demanded by some developers have not been accepted. We are also pleased that the Inspector acknowledges […]

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An invitation to members to nominate possible Local Green Spaces

Are there green spaces in Faversham that members would like to see protected from development? Within Local Plans, it is possible to protect areas of land from development by designating them as Local Green Spaces. These are areas that are important to a community (eg, sports or recreation grounds, allotments, open spaces in a built-up […]

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12 Market Place and our Charters

The Board supports the creation of additional museums in  the town and the restoration of buildings of historic interest. We have not yet considered the planning nor the financial aspects of the current proposal and have neither endorsed nor objected to the current proposals. At its meeting on 23rd February, the Board was able to consider […]

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The Faversham Society - Registered Address: 10-13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS

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