A Faversham Plan

Notes on a strategy for Faversham’s future. As is the Town of Kings, this is a work in progress. 

1. Objectives
Harder working, longer lasting & better looking policy outcomes.

2. Principles
Consistency as far as possible with the existing policy framework.

BUT challenging where views are inconsistent.

Participatory.

Listening.

Discussing.

Needs-based.

Anticipating change.

Acting to make change happen.

3. Participants
Residents.

Visitors.

Employers.

Organisations – education, business, healthcare, religious, sporting, cultural.

Town Council.

Borough Council.

County Council.

Member of Parliament – a national champion.

Independent experts: Academy of Urbanism, Design South East, English Heritage…

4. Process
Through continuous conversation:

– the Faversham Conversation.

Online and face-to-face.

Evidence-based.

Spatial: what goes where and how does it all connect together.

5. Scope
Spatial

Town-wide, not just the town centre.

Temporal
For the next decade, not just the next year.

6. Actions
1. Engage the participants.

2. Design the process – likely to include meetings, online comments, questionnairing, presentation/exhibition; then repeat…

3. Then begin.

7. Outcomes?
20mph.

More pedestrian crossings eg West Street, Dark Hill, South Street – St Ann’s. Other wards?

More walk to school.

More public life.

More sitting.

More conversation.

More serendipity.

Healthier.

Better for business.

More convivial.

More connected.

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