Our proposals

The proposed new community at South East Faversham starts from the earth up. It has been designed around soil, water and the centuries-old, local pattern of human relationship with the land. Avenues, orchards, allotments, meadows and wooded rides will link the houses together in a shaded, green framework.

The Vision

A simple grid of tree-lined streets will open south from the Roman Watling Street (A2 Canterbury Road) and frame a central green with a cricket pitch and pub. As the settlement stretches eastwards the grid rotates to follow the contours of the land and opens to chalk meadow valleys that descend past the new school to natural ponds. To the south the settlement will be protected by a sculptural earthform covered in trees. To the north a new characterful artisan street with restored Macknade farm buildings will focus on local foods from the surrounding Kent farms.

Ancient drove way diagonals will cut across the grid to provide intimate pedestrian paths lined by gardens, orchards and allotments. Footpaths, cycle ways and flowing open spaces will connect houses, workplaces and shops, crossing the railway with a new bridge to the east and aligning with old pedestrian routes through to the centre of Faversham to the north.

This will be a settlement that is based on healthy soils, clean water, resilient vegetation, thriving local wildlife and a naturally cohesive community. It will show how to live on the land beyond net zero.

For more information about the Duchy of Cornwall and other projects, please see below.

Poundbury is an urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester, built on the principles of architecture and urban planning as advocated by The Prince of Wales in ‘A Vision of Britain’.

To watch a short film on Poundbury please click here to watch.

Nansledan is an urban extension on 540-acres of mainly Duchy-owned land. It will take around 30 years to build and will eventually comprise 4,000 homes of which around 30% will be available as affordable homes, and include workspace to support a similar number of jobs.  

Public Events

Thank you to all of those who came to our public events to find out more about the proposals. We hope you found the events useful and informative. We are in the process of reviewing the feedback you gave us and look forward to meeting you again at future events in the coming months.

Stay Connected

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the plans. You can email us at consultation@sefaversham.co.uk or call 07862 009 783.