Faversham Community Land Trust

If you need housing get on the housing register

Just a reminder, Swale’s affordable housing register is used to work out how many affordable and social rent homes are needed in our area. Households that have lived in Swale for 2 years or more, have less than £50k in saved assets and have an annual income less than £30-60K (depending on number of bedrooms […]

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If you support our aims - join us!

If you support our aims please join us. The FCLT is looking for people who would like to be on our Advisory Panel. These are qualified people in their fields that perhaps do not have the time to be a board member, but would be able to offer advice when needed to the board. You […]

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Land at Sheerways in Ospringe is not to be sold

12 May Faversham News

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Why social housing matters

Vicky Spratt draws on her family's experience to explain why council housing was a good thing. "All parties came to have a clear focus on state-funded housebuilding in this “golden age”. Between 1939 and 1953, 1.3 million council homes were built. By 1961, another million had been added. Social housing was a national asset, both […]

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Social housing saved my grandparents in 1956, but Right to Buy has betrayed today’s young families

Council homes gave young postwar families hope and stability. ‘Right to Buy’ undid all that and a new version could make things worse, reports Vicky Spratt in the Independent "In the decades after the Second World War, publicly funded housing made up about half of all homes built. This is what my grandparents benefited from […]

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The FCLT Challenges the Housing Mix at Lady Dane 2

We are concerned that a situation is presented where it is apparent that RSL’s are evidentlydictating Swale’s affordable housing mix tenure policy. It is noted that no justification orexplanation of the RSL’s stance, as to why they cannot address the policy tenure mix, isevidenced on the planning portal. We believe that if Swale are compelled […]

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Victory for campaigners against 'unaffordable' large new homes

FCLT director Steve Atkins explained: “Housebuilders have been building far too many larger homes in Faversham recently while building very few one- and two-beds. “As a consequence of this prices have gone up, and they’ve become unaffordable. There’s a significant need for small housing around the town. “Three-and-a-half thousand homes are proposed for Faversham, and […]

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Faversham has Hidden Homeless

Public meeting Thursday 16th December 2021 The videos of the presentations are available here

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Faversham's Hidden Homeless Public Meeting

The videos of the presentations are here. Videos of presentations at FCLT Public Meeting 16th December 2021 The slides are available here

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Phase 2 Lady Dane - FCLT objection to planning application promoted by Crest Nicholson

We object to the proposals on two counts: (1) The development mix is unbalanced and weighted too heavily in favour of ....

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Registered Office: 12 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AE | Email: info:favershamcommunitylandtrust.org
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