GO TO FAVERSHAM TOWN COUNCIL TOMORROW

The Steering Group’s Land Use Recommendations will be offered for approval at the Town Council meeting on Monday (21 October).  7pm at the Guildhall.

Once again, we need strong support from the public. If YOU can come along, please do. THIS MATTERS.

Read the document here;

Land uses for sites and streetscape requirements

The Exclusive Creekside Housing Development Bandwagon just keeps rolling along, presumably hoping that if they keep going, any opposition will be worn down and melt away, from fatigue or despair.

Do not despair, your presence in numbers is what consistently tells the Steering Group & Town Council that at the end, this Plan may not pass Inspection, let alone a Referendum.

Remember the exhibition in June, and the artist’s impressions of so called ideas for discussion; BLOCKS OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, well, that is  what has gone forward as the basis of the Plan, TOTALLY IGNORING THE PUBLIC REJECTION, ON THE GROUNDS THAT OTHER PROPOSALS, SUCH AS THIS TRUST’S, ARE NOT VIABLE.

WE REMIND YOU THAT A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON ORDNANCE WHARF IS ALMOST CERTAINLY THE DEATH KNELL FOR ANY WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES AT THE PURIFIER BUILDING, BECAUSE ANY NOISE CREATED NEAR A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ALWAYS LEADS TO COMPLAINT AND EVENTUALLY CLOSURE OF THE INDUSTRIAL USE – EVIDENCE ABOUNDS; FRANK & WHITTOME FOR EXAMPLE.

Which is also why the idea of residential units above workshops anywhere, is generally a non starter; which means that mixed use – Industrial and Residential – is really a myth; it actually means Residential.

And it isn’t as if there was such a desperate need; the available and potential sites around Faversham will supply many more houses, of all types, including affordable, than is needed to satisfy the foreseeable housing requirement.

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One response to “GO TO FAVERSHAM TOWN COUNCIL TOMORROW

  1. Mrs. Janetta Miller

    I went to school, worked and lived near Faversham for a large part of my life and as children we were taught geography and history using the examples on our doorstep of how Faversham and its industries evolved. Central to all this was the Creek. I cannot believe that anyone with a true sense of the history of the place and the importance of the Creek could even consider turning one of the few remaining areas to generate employment, and to draw visitors, into a residential area. Who are these people that seek to represent Faversham and sit on the Council? Do they know anything about the town that they could make such a shortsighted proposal??
    Over 25 years ago I emigrated to Antigua, a small island in the West Indies. Yes a big change it would seem, but on closer inspection the similarities to Faversham are enormous. English Harbour is the only working example of an English Georgian Dockyard and it is now host to the largest Show for charter yachts in the world. However it was not always so. Following the withdrawal of the British fleet this area fell into decay and decline and was an eyesore, over run by weeds and feral goats.This gem has been lovingly restored and is one of the main visitor attractions on the island, and has been nominated for inclusion as a world heritage site, and is also home to a sail loft, marine electronics company and many visiting yachts utilise the services which have grown up around the area, such as carpenters, engineers, riggers etc. It is totally hypocritical to “list” buildings as of special historic or architectural interest, if you fail to recognise the importance of their original use and the environs. If the Council are so determined to build houses, why do they have to do it on the Creek?
    There are plenty of other places more suitable for housing, but nowhere more suited to shipbuilding, boat repair and industry than a site which has been used for that purpose for hundreds of years. My advice to Faversham’s Councillors is to go away and think again, do your homework, visit other marine sites and see what interest and employment is generated by reviving the trades, and most of all listen to the people of Faversham who actually elected you to serve them, not the other way around!!
    I wish you every success in your efforts to bring these people to heel. If not boot them out every last one of them at the next election.

    Yours sincerely

    Janetta Miller (nee Newell)

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