The Faversham Society invited all four developers to share their plans and answer questions at open public meetings co-hosted by the Faversham Society and the St Mary of Charity
So far only the Duchy of Cornwall has responded thus to our invitation:-
Duchy of Cornwall Consultation
South East Faversham
6 September 2021
About South East Faversham
HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchy of Cornwall have long been concerned with the quality of the natural and built environment, urging a return to sustainable human-scale development that is land-efficient, uses low-carbon materials and is less car dependant.
Following the announcement of the draft allocation in the emerging Swale Local Plan for 2,500 homes and an aspiration to provide for 2,500 jobs, which sets out how local housing and infrastructure needs are going to be met over the next 15 years, the Duchy will present the progress made and would like to ask people for the views and feedback on the emerging masterplan.
The proposed new neighbourhood at South East Faversham starts from the earth up. It has been designed around soil, water and the centuries-old, local pattern of human relationship with the land. Avenues, orchards, allotments, meadows and wooded rides will link the houses together in a shaded, green framework.
A simple grid of tree-lined streets will open south from the Roman Watling Street (A2 Canterbury Road) and frame a central green with a cricket pitch and pub. Footpaths, cycle ways and flowing open spaces will connect houses, workplaces and shops, crossing the railway with a new bridge to the east and aligning with old pedestrian routes through to the centre of Faversham to the north.
The Duchy undertook an Enquiry by Design process in 2018 to help shape a masterplan rooted in the aspirations of local people for their community. After further design work, investigations and engagement with various stakeholders the Duchy has refined its masterplan and is now inviting feedback on refined proposals at a Drop In consultation event.
Take part in the discussion
Join us to discuss the evolving masterplan at one or more of the following events in September.
Please note that we ask you to wear a mask and take sensible social distancing precautions to protect your neighbours and the team during the events.