Have your say on the Swale Local Plan

The Swale Borough Local Plan, originally called Bearing Fruits, was rejected because there were insufficient housing numbers to equate with the Councils’ aspirations for job creation in the Borough.

It s now available for comments until 5pm Monday September 30th, and we urge you to look at it in relation to Faversham and the Creek. The Creek Neighbourhood Plan will become a part of the Swale Plan when it is completed and voted in at referendum, now Autumn 2014.

There will be an exhibition at Faversham West Community Centre from Tuesday 24September till 2pm on Friday 27th.

Key points to look at regarding the Creek are:

  •  Whilst it states that the Neighbourhood Plan will be the ultimate decider on housing,  the Council is standing by its original numbers of 102 creekside units (a reminder that 40 are behind BM Weston so the 62 are key).
  • Western link site is proposed to change from mixed use to housing only.  Ergo more housing units overall in Faversham, so why the need for more housing on the creek.
  • It proposes that Oare creek site as preferred option for housing development (instead of the Love Lane site in previous plan).

See the draft plan at;  http://swale-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal

SBC say that if you used it last time then your details are still in the system, making it easier to make comments this time.

Or you can write to;

Spatial Planning Manager,  SBC,  Swale House, East Street, S’bourne, ME10 3HT

or by Email to;   bearingfruits@swale.gov.uk

All documents and links can be found at;

http://www.swale.gov.uk/bearing-fruits-2031-the-draft-local-plan/

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