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Objection Over Faversham Creek Development Plans

Opponents have raised fears over land at Faversham Creek that is in line for a new seven house development. Faversham Joinery Ltd wants to regenerate the former oil depot, which has stood derelict in Ordnance Wharf, off Flood Lane, for more than 30 years.

Opponents have raised fears over land at Faversham Creek that is in line for a new seven house development. Faversham Joinery Ltd wants to regenerate the former oil depot, which has stood derelict in Ordnance Wharf, off Flood Lane, for more than 30 years.

Critics have hit out the scheme – labelling it “overly intensive” and “massively overshadowing” to the historic purifier building opposite. There are fears over the instability of the wharf and “serious contamination risks” at the former oil works site. There is concern that toxic material has sunken beneath the surface and that the land would need extensive cleaning before it could be used.

more rough housing estates are the last thing this town needs

Developers say the plans are sympathetic to the surrounding area and in-keeping with the existing architecture. If planning is approved, two buildings would be built – one with five houses and the workshop; and the other with two houses, sailing club and cafe. Accommodation would be on the upper floors due to the flood risks at Ordnance Wharf. Good luck with getting insurance on those properties then.

Those in favour of the new development say that the site is an ugly wasteland that could be put to a much better use and will be good for both housing and local amenity value.

If the land does need considerable cleaning, the house prices are not going to be cheap, which will price out a majority of local residents from purchasing.

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