The production of Neighbourhood Plans is enabled through the Localism Act 2011.The Government encouraged the development of a number of neighbourhood plans ahead of the enactment of legislation through the Neighbourhood Planning Vanguard Scheme and Swale Borough Council was awarded £20k to assist with the development of the Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan. Faversham Town Council have taken over the production of this plan.
Neighbourhood plans give communities direct power to plan the areas in which they live but they relate only to the use and development of land in their area.
Parishes and Neighbourhood Forums can use neighbourhood plans to:
For more information please see Faversham Town Council's website.
The Steering Group are holding a public exhibition on Saturday 5th May from 9.30 am - 4 pm at the Gatefield Hall, The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham. The exhibition will be showing emerging ideas from the Neighbourhood Plan process to date.
Landowners have also been asked to attend the exhibition to display their plans and ideas for their sites.
The files below show the information displayed by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group at the public exhibition on Saturday 5 May. The Steering Group invite your comments on this information by 2 June 2012, email them to Councillor Nigel Kay or by post to: Faversham Town Council, The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NY.
Swale Borough Council, together with the support of Kent County Council and the Faversham Municipal Charities, have started the production of an Area Action Plan (AAP) Development Plan Document (DPD) for Faversham Creekside.
Area Action Plans are the (new) way by which local authorities establish proposals for areas in need of comprehensive regeneration. Once adopted, the Area Action Plan for Faversham Creek will act as material consideration when Swale Borough Council has to decide over planning applications and public investments. The Area Action Plan will help guiding early wins and long term development along the Creek and consider issues such as access, housing, transport, open spaces and parks, shopping, schools and health facilities as well as flooding and conservation matters.
The plan will bring together physical, economic and social agendas into an integrated approach to making the place work better. The period to be covered by the DPD will be 2006-2026.
You can view the details of the issues arising out of the consultation.
Swale Borough Council invited a wide range of community organisations, landowners and stakeholders to play a particularly active part in contributing to the Area Action Plan. The aim is to involve local organisations within Faversham Creekside area and to establish a good representative spread of interests, ages and occupations. The groups invited included residents groups, those working with the young and old, transport and amenity interests and local businesses and traders.
The latest stage of the DPD process was a Creek Team workshop held on 26th of November 2008. At this workshop the Creek Team discussed and finalised the following aspects of the Area Action Plan:
A report on the November (2009) workshop can be viewed here.
A final Stakeholder and Consultation Report has now been published and can be viewed below. Files are in pdf file format.
Comments can be made via email to: Natalie Earl, (firstname.lastname@example.org) and these comments will assist the Council when it begins the next stage of the DPD process.
Consultation in respect of a report by Tony Fullwood Associates entitled:
'Developing proposals and future planning policy options to deliver regeneration of the Creek area.'
In May 2010 an independent consultant, Tony Fullwood, was appointed to take the work forward to:
This report was published in November 2010 and some comments on its contents have been received by the Council. The document is now being put out for a final consultation period. This will be the last chance for people to comment on the plans for Faversham Creek before a formal publication stage later this year. Consultation closed on the 24 June 2011.
The development plan document is now available to view.
A printed copy has been placed at the Faversham District Office, the Alexander Centre, Preston Street and at Faversham Library, Newton Road.
Please send comments to Planning Policy, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HT or contact the Planning Team.
This consultation forms part of Regulation 25 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008.