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Submission on Cleve Hill to Swale Planning Committee 28th February
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The FS has again employed the services of our barrister to represent our views to Swale Planning Committee and to set out the legal position and their responsibility. Below are extracts from the 28-page submission which can be downloaded here. The following issues remain unaddressed:

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Ordnance Wharf, Faversham - Time Line and Comments.
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23/502647/FULL Ordnance Wharf Flood Lane Faversham Kent ME13 7DY Ordnance Wharf - i.e. a wharf from which ordnance is shipped, or which receives it. Time Line. 1745. Jacob map. Both Lower and Bennett’s Mills groups shown. Main gunpowder shipping point then appears from the map to have been against the downstream side of the pond […]

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Cleve Hill Battery Safety - Barrister's Letter to Swale
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The Faversham Society sought legal advice on how Swale is handling its responsibility to approve, or not, the developer's plans. The purpose of our barrister's letter is to raise the Society’s concerns as to the independence and quality of the advice provided in the Report and the procedure being followed by Swale. The barrister's letter […]

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23/505301/LBC 2 Abbey Street: The Anchor
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The Faversham Society broadly welcomes these proposals which, happily, uses one of the traditional methods of extending an old building.  At the same time it rationalises and simplifies the somewhat confused layout of several mid and late 20th century alterations at the rear of premises.  We do however have one or two detailed comments:

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Neighbourhood Plan - current status
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The Faversham Neighbourhood PlanPlan is currently at the Independent Examination stage.   In respect of the weight, Paragraph 48 of the NPPF, September 2023 states: "Local planning authorities may give weight to relevant policies in emerging plans according to:  a) the stage of preparation of the emerging plan (the more advanced its preparation, the greater the […]

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Independent Assessment of the Safety of Lithium Ion Batteries
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Letter to Helen Whately MP Dear Helen Knowing the interest you have taken and concern you have expressed regarding the dangers inherent in the Cleve Hill Battery proposals, I am writing to update you on new specific scientific opinion.  We would be grateful for any further influence you can bring to bear. The attached is […]

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Former Sadlers, 1 Market Place
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23/504900/LBC and 23/504902/ADV: 1 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AG The Faversham Society formally and strongly objects to the proposals for internal and external alterations and to the proposed fascia advertisement sign for the following reasons:- FASCIA ADVERTISEMENT The proposed location for the sign is on the projecting front apron panel of a First Floor bay window […]

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23/504413/FULL Superstore North Lane ME13 7DY
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Continued use of existing retail unit within Class E(a) along with refurbishment works including infilling of south west building corner to create a new glazed shopfront and store entrance, removal of canopy on southern elevation, reconfiguration of car park including resurfacing, hard and soft landscaping, new trolley corrals and cycle parking, and associated works. The […]

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Ham Road – Application No. 23/ 502113 - Flood Risk – Third Supplemental Representation
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The Faversham Society are disappointed that the EA have not responded to our lastrepresentation, submitted on 11th September 2023, which further addresses flood riskfrom the sea. We are concerned to note that due process has not been followed by the EA whenissuing their letter dated 24th August. This withdrew your previous objection to theapplication and […]

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Planning Application 23/504264  - Sandbanks Road and Seasalter Road, Graveney
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Outline application for a community extension comprising residential development, public open space, and associated infrastructure, with all matters reserved, except access. We write to submit our full representation to this scheme which objects to the proposal. We consider that this should be refused on the following grounds:- 1          The site was not put forward in […]

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