Acting on behalf of Preston Fields Land Trustees, HOW Planning has successfully secured outline planning permission for 250 new homes on a 10.25ha site in Faversham, Kent.

Swale Borough Council approved the plans in outline on 05 March, with all matters reserved except for access, acknowledging that the scheme would provide much needed housing within the borough.

HOW was also successful in securing the site’s inclusion, as a residential allocation, within the Swale Local Plan. The approved scheme will help bring forward the development of this allocated housing site and will provide up to 250 new family homes, together with improvements to local highway network, the site accesses and local infrastructure, as well as providing a significant amount of on-site open space, a play area and community orchard.

Says James Berggren, Senior Planner at HOW Planning: “The planning application for this scheme has been a very intricate process given the sensitive landscape of its surroundings, but our client has taken great care to ensure the scheme reflects the character of the area and complies with all aspects of the site allocation policy within the Swale Local Plan. Preston Fields Land Trustees can now progress the development and bring more homes to the town, helping to support local businesses and services.”

The site is in a highly sustainable location, close to bus routes as well as local facilities which would be supported by the new homes.