Feria Urbanism was appointed by Faversham Town Council to assist them in the finalisation of its neighbourhood plan. In April 2016, the examiner's report was published that approved the plan and allowed it to proceed to referendum in the autumn.
The neighbourhood plan covers just the area around the inland creek. The plan aims to create a sustainable mix of residential uses, leisure and light industry, with a focus on maritime trades. Our task was to refine the draft plan in light of the pre-submission consultation comments received. As part of this process, we created many diagrams and design principles sketches to help bring to life the policy text.
The examiner considers the submitted neighbourhood plan to have a “... clear structure, being sensibly divided into seven appropriate sections". He commends it for being “... well written, logical, clear, appropriately concise and intelligible to a reasonably intelligent lay reader with no expertise in town and country planning". We were very pleased to read this conclusion.
The Feria Urbanism team is involved in other neighbourhood plans in a series of towns and villages including Hawkhurst, Lewes, Ticehurst, Paddock Wood, Staplehurst and Loose. The team has also worked with a neighbourhood forum on the edge of Bristol city centre and a neighbourhood plan group in the heart of Southampton city centre. If you wish to know more about these other neighbourhood plan projects, please get in touch.
Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan