About Us

What?
Faversham Community Land Trust is an organisation primarily concerned with the acquisition and development of land or buildings within the four electoral Wards of Faversham - Abbey, Priory, St Ann's and Watling, for the good of the community. Its principal aim is to secure land or buildings as assets for affordable housing in perpetuity.

Who?
The FCLT Steering Group came together in 2018 because of a shared concern with the lack of truly affordable housing in Faversham. FCLT will be run by volunteers who give their time free of charge in the interest of the Faversham community. The trust will be open to all, and the more members the better. It only costs £1, so please do join us! Click here for more info.

The FCLT Directors are:

Harold Goodwin - Chair
Peter Spring- Treasurer
Sheena Roberts - Secretary
Stephen Atkins
​Laurie McMahon

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Why?
Faversham is under the jurisdiction of the Swale Borough Council. Government targets for housing in the Borough have led to significant additional housing being allocated to the town. The FCLT recognises however, that the affordable housing currently being built is not truly affordable for local people.

How?
The FCLT will use a network of investors and financing strategies to secure land or purchase buildings. The FCLT will work with a variety of partners including local councils, housing associations, developers and land owners to produce a portfolio of affordable housing and market-rate homes across the town. CLTs are legally obliged to reinvest all profits back into the community; this gives us the flexibility to build housing to a much higher standard with a minimal impact on the environment. The trust is always looking to acquire new sites, so if you have land that might be suitable for development, please do get in touch here.

The FCLT is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
The Faversham Community Land Trust Rules, our constitution can be found here

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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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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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