A place future generations enjoy and can proudly call home

Where people & nature flourish together in harmony

We aim to address housing shortages in Faversham and the surrounding area by providing 2,500 beautiful, high-quality and affordable homes and jobs in a vibrant mixed-use, mixed income, and walkable community. This new neighbourhood for Faversham, built over a period of 20 years, aims to provide an equality of opportunity for all, with access to housing, education, employment, and enterprise regardless of background.

Our design will complement the unique historic character and identity of Faversham.

During six years of design work and community consultation, the team has created a masterplan underpinned by the following principles.

Addressing Housing Need in Faversham
2,500 beautiful homes in local architectural styles, affordable and attainable for local people.
Delivering Genuine Affordability
At least 875 affordable homes for local families and key workers, of which over 400 will be social rented to support the most vulnerable members of the community – designed to the same exceptional standard as market-rate homes.
A Garden Neighbourhood
Half of our neighbourhood will be dedicated to green spaces, including meadows, woodland, adventure play parks, allotments, orchards and community gardens.
Espalier fruit tree with bee brick in Nansledan’s ‘edible streets’.
Habitat Creation And Renewal
20% net gain in biodiversity on and off site, planting native species, creating new wildlife habitats and preserving the ecological balance.
Environmentally Sustainable
Solar panels, heat pumps and the use of sustainable materials to help us target net-zero carbon.
Public Electric vehicle fast charging in Buttermarket Square, Poundbury
A Smart Energy Grid
Using the latest and safest technology, our neighbourhood will generate, store and consume energy efficiently through a smart control system – connection to the public network means electricity can be purchased when the grid cannot meet demand.
Sewage and Water Recycling
Sewage and waste water treated on site and re-used through a pioneering water recycling system, reflecting our dedication to responsible resource management.
A Place For Sport
A new cricket ground and pavilion for Faversham Cricket Club and modern lit training pitch for Faversham Town FC.
Creating Careers, Boosting the Local Economy
Providing 70,000 sq m of space dedicated to a wide range of jobs in commercial and community enterprises. Over £100m has been generated each year by Poundbury for the local economy using a similar approach to jobs and industry.
Education and Healthcare Hub
A new three-form primary school for 630 pupils and financial contributions towards secondary education to invest in the future of local children. Dedicated spaces for healthcare. Affordable homes targeted at nurses, doctors and teachers.
Connecting People To The Heart Of Faversham
Safe connections across the A2 complemented by new traffic management provisions and the creation of walking, cycle and bus routes.
The Pavilion Café on the Great Field, Poundbury. Recently completed and already a hugely popular community hub powered by solar PV and Tesla battery. Home to the Alcohol Education Trust.
Boosting Walkability, Reducing Car Journeys
20% fewer car trips compared to neighbourhoods of similar size, promoting a greener and healthier lifestyle.

Creating a beautiful neighbourhood, incorporating the unique character of Faversham and its rich history.

Sustainable Stewardship for Communities, Enterprise and Nature

The Duchy has unrivalled experience of delivering unique communities that complement existing places, deliver local needs and keep local interests at heart.

The Success of Poundbury, Dorset

Poundbury’s success has been recognised far beyond Dorset and many of the founding principles of Poundbury have now been incorporated into Government Planning Policy.

Today, Poundbury is home to approximately 3,800 people in a mix of market sale, rented and 30% affordable housing. The community provides employment for over 2,300 people in over 230 businesses, many of which started in Poundbury and ensure that most of your daily needs can be met on foot.

The Growth of Nansledan, Cornwall

Increasingly recognised as a model for building thriving sustainable communities that deliver local needs, Nansledan has a strong local Cornish character derived from the people who live and work there and through design supported by buildings using local materials.

Starting in 2015, it has so far delivered 750 homes, a new primary school, over 40 shops and business premises and over 60 acres of greenspace ranging from wildflower meadows to orchards and allotments, with a forecast 24% Biodiversity Net Gain in Habitat and 48% Biodiversity Net Gain in Hedgerows.

Credit – Hugh Hastings

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