Faversham Neighbourhood Plan

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Guidance on what is needed for the evidence base

Start here
What can be included in a NP 
and then
Detailed guidance on formulating a NP is here
Pages 8 – 13 have guidance on the appropriate evidence base and sources
These are some of the sources available to us for the Evidence Base for the Neighbourhood Plan
The most up to date guidance on the neighbourhood plan process is here 
  1. 2011 Local Area Report for Faversham Parish  https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=E04005052
  2. 9 Jun 2016 – This community network profile for Faversham was put together from a variety of source information and data. It seeks to pull together a wide range of intelligence from Health & Social Care, as well as key demographic data from the Office for National Statistics, and present an overview of local need.  https://www.kpho.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/60007/Faversham.pdf
  3. Indices on deprivation https://dclgapps.communities.gov.uk/imd/iod_index.html
  4. Faversham census data to ward level  https://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/information-and-data/Facts-and-figures-about-Kent/population-and-census#tab-1
  5. Kent County Council (KCC) Housing Led Forecasts (November 2019) District NOT Parish data
  6. Labour Market data to ward level 2011 census  https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/ward2011/contents.aspx
  7. Initial evidence on S106 funds attached.
Graham secured details of S106 allocations available here 
We are currently tackling this list
  • see what Swale Planners already have for the Local Plan
  • secure data on those commuting into and out of Faversham
  • commission a Housing Needs Assessment – apply to Locality

The Completed Evidence Base for the next Swale Local Plan is here  

Swale Employment Land Review

Swale Landscape Sensitivity Assessment’.

Flood Risk

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Additional documents:

Open Space and Built Facilities Strategic Needs Report  PDF 64 KB

Additional documents:


Landscape Sensitivity Assessment pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Additional documents:

S106 funding information accessed by Graham Setterfield through an FoI request. 

This from Tim Stonor 

n transport, I hope the work I’ve previously circulated can be incorporated, specifically:

  1. Faversham Integrated Transport (FIT) plan

My note sets out the objectives, principles, drivers and components of a Transport Strategy for Faversham. It can be found at:


  1. Pedestrian crossing designs for Faversham

My report proposes a network of public realm improvements across Faversham to encourage walking. It can be found at:


  1. Forbes Road/The Mall

My “Pedestrian crossing designs for Faversham” report focuses on the Forbes Road/The Mall crossing, which I see as a key project for Faversham, enabling essential north-south pedestrian connectivity between the Town Centre and the Town to the South of the A2.

  1. Watling Street/Ashford Street Junction

This is a key junction and, although I’ve not developed any detailed design work for it, I consider this junction another pivotal project, which will set the tone for the future of the Town as either Active Travel-friendly or Vehicle-dominated. The former is what we need. The latter would be disaster.

  1. Abbey School Crossing

Not so much a key project in the long run but essential in the short-term to set the tone of the transport debate

  1. Benches

Faversham needs a seating strategy to provide resting places that enable pedestrian mobility. This could be wrapped into a Bins Strategy.

  1. Signs and lines

Less strategic and more about the (necessary) detail, Faversham needs a strategy to provide useful, beautiful and resilient signage to residents and visitors, both on foot as well as on wheels. We are geared to the HGV at present.

  1. 20’s Plenty

Last, but most importantly, 20’sPlenty is foundational to a sustainable transport strategy for Faversham. Phil Jones Associates’ report can be found here:


A final thought, I think “Transport & Air Pollution” is too limited as a name for this theme. I suggest we include “Public Realm” to reflect the fact that the space between buildings is a place not only to move through but to be in. Or create a new theme. The ‘link’ versus ‘place’ debate pervades contemporary transport thinking. It’s where the transport planners meet the urban designers and it isn’t always pretty (unless it is coordinated)!

I hope this note is of help


Download Faversham Integrated Transport (FIT) Plan

Download Pedestrian crossing designs for Faversham

Download Faversham Treatments document

Health & Community Care McMahon & Heath Centre Managers laurie@realisation.co
Water & Sewage Graham Setterfield graham@setterfield4.co.uk
Economic Development & Tourism Harold Goodwin harold@haroldgoodwin.info
Economic Development & Tourism Claire Windridge claire.windridge@favershamtc.co.uk
Natural Heritage Matthew Hatchwell mchatchwell@gmail.com
Housing FFF guide lines CLT
Transport & Air Pollution Chris Wright christopherwright1944@gmail.com
Transport & Air Pollution Tim Stonor tstonor@gmail.com
Creek Regeneration David Melville mmdmdv@aol.com
Education Geoff Wade geoff.wade@thedavingtoncentre.com
Youth Dan Corcoran danchadc@gmail.com
Sports Leisure Recreation Alison Reynolds alison.reynolds@favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk
Built Environment Ray Harrison phjrharrison@gmail.com
Built Environment Jonathan Carey Jonathan.Carey@insall-architects.co.uk
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