The Parish of Faversham sits on fertile land between the chalk downs of north Kent and the salt marshes of the Thames Estuary.
Land use in the past was defined to a great extent by local conditions and the town’s place in the landscape. The Neighbourhood Plan gives us the opportunity to ensure that local people continue to have a say in decisions about future land use.
Faversham retains important blocks of natural habitat, as well as corridors linking them. Some of that habitat, and some corridors, are at least partially protected through formal landscape designations. As the town expands, more land must be protected in order to maintain the balance between the built and natural environments.
Rising sea levels will have a major impact on lower-lying parts of the parish in coming years. The threat is not only environmental: climate change will affect all aspects of life in Faversham.