Faversham Community Land Trust

SEFaversham

Application Number: 23/505533/EIHYBLand at South East Faversham Between A2 Canterbury/London Road and theM2, Faversham, ME13 9LJ The Faversham Community Land Trust (FCLT) is an organisation primarily concerned with the acquisition and development of land or buildings within Faversham for the provision of affordable housing for local people. Our primary focus is to secure social rented […]

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The FCLT does care about wildlife and the environment - and about the facts.

SE FAVERSHAM – SOFT PLANTING AND LANDSCAPE.Protestors against the Duchy’s proposals for SE Faversham have been vocal onFacebook alleging a paucity of tree planting and posting selected as builtpictures and ariel shots of Poundbury to illustrate their point. This is misleading;Poundbury and SE Faversham have been master planned with a vision for verydifferent places.Poundbury was […]

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SE Faversham: Fact Checker

The Swale Planning Portal contains extensive documentation detailing the Duchy proposal. The Community Land Trust is working its way through the details, and this will take time. We will publish more in due course when our review and analysis are completed. This Fact Checker was produced by Stephen Atkins, formerly a chartered surveyor (planning and […]

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This is the Duchy's Vision

Rest assured that the FCLT will be "holding their feet to the fire" on the affordable homes. We are delighted to see the commitment to social rented homes.

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Faversham needs both affordable starter homes and homes for social rent.

The Duchy of Cornwall has submitted its planning application for SE Faversham seeking consent for 2,500 new homes to be built at a rate of 125 a year across a 20-year period.  At least 875 of these will be affordable,  amongst which 400 will be for social rent and built to the same quality standard […]

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The Big Issue on Poundbury

There "are sub-£200k flats, with some available for shared ownership. One of the principles behind Poundbury is a mix of affordable homes alongside less affordable properties, and 35 per cent of the homes being built are affordable housing for rent, shared ownership or discounted sales. The Duchy also has a Discount to Open Market scheme […]

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The Green Position on the Local Housing Crisis

Hannah Temple published this on the Faversham Environmental Matters Facebook page. We wish to amplify here her report of the meeting and the Green Party's policies "Monday was a busy day! After the protest at County Hall in the morning it was my absolute pleasure to host a panel event on housing development at Painters […]

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Holiday lets – good and bad

Obviously, for those earning from holiday lets, they are good things. But as communities lose homes, schools, surgeries and libraries close, shops serve tourists rather than locals, and tourism businesses find it harder and more expensive to recruit staff. Communities are hollowed out as young people and families move away. https://traveltomorrow.com/holiday-lets-good-and-bad/

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The "Housing Ladder" is broken.

The Economist reports that the private rental sector is still seen as a transition zone where people save for a mortgage deposit and then begin to climb the housing ladder. No more. "The ladder is deeply embedded into British thinking. On its most narrow definition, it is usually taken to mean the idea of first-time […]

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More and more young adults are having to live with their parents.

in 1980 nearly 50% of 18-34 year olds lived in their own home with their children. Today it is 20%. The dream of a home of your own for the young has become ever more distant. Not since 1876 have house prices been as expensive relative to earnings. Between 1910 and 1990 the average house […]

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Faversham  Community Land Trust is a Community Benefit Society Registration Number 8109
Registered Office: 12 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AE | Email: info:favershamcommunitylandtrust.org
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