Swale Council planners will decide the fate of Standard Quay on Thursday 11 April (7pm, Council Chamber).
The Planning Officer is recommending that the application for a Restaurant, Art Gallery and Function Room in the No1 Black Shed should be approved!
If plans for a restaurant (+97 parking places) are accepted, we will lose any chance to ever reinstate the historic boatyard at the Quay.
Only one person is allowed to speak, but public support at the meeting would be much appreciated, and if you have not yet written to Swale with your views, please do so now.
The ref no is SW/12/1523 AJS Case 01675
and emails can be sent to email@example.com
You can view the actual plans on www.ukplanning.com/swale
Standard Quay has been used for traditional maritime activities for centuries – not only loading and unloading vessels – but barge-building and repair, shipwrighting, rigging, sail-making, engineering, block-making, maintenance and training. All this ended very recently when the whole site was acquired by a property developer. And all this will be lost – on our watch.
Putting a restaurant and car-park into the historic maritime buildings will blight the whole site as far as barge maintenance is concerned.
Please do what you can to help preserve Faversham’s remarkable maritime heritage – by writing now.