Swale Borough Council’s Local Development Framework panel – the committee that deals with strategic planning – has followed the planning officers’ recommendations to accept the independent examiner’s modifications to the Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan, and allow the modified plan to go to referendum.
The provisional date for the referendum is 20 October 2016.
It was reported that counsel for the owners of Swan Quay had submitted a legal opinion that the examiner’s comments on this site were beyond his remit and unlawful. However, counsel for the Council disagreed.
Cllr. Mulhern – the only Faversham member on the panel – said he had “concerns” about Swan Quay, but voted with the others to allow the plan to go forward.