Month: February 2018

Abbey Fields Solar Farm

A solar farm that many from Faversham may already know is the Abbey Fields Solar Farm, developed in August 2016. This is just 5MW in size compared to the 350MW proposed for Cleve Hill.

Water voles in the news

The Wildlife Trusts are in the news today with the publication of a new report that points to 30% decline in water vole distribution over ten years.

“It’s a wonderful place to walk”

I attended a consultation meeting on Thursday in the Graveney Village Hall. It was organised by the developers in order to show elected officials the latest thinking about the proposed development. This is part of … Read more

A sunny pic

Thanks to Rebecca Etheridge for sharing this great shot with us. I asked her if she had more images of the marsh area and this is what she said: “I can not put into words … Read more

Views from near and far

Thanks to Nadege Martin from Faversham for sharing these great images of the area with us. “Just a few of my pictures, to two are from Estuary View Medical Centre. Another is just past Sportsman … Read more

Thanet Earth is four times smaller

Kent residents will know of Thanet Earth – “the UK’s largest, most high-tech greenhouse complex”. The site includes “vast” greenhouses growing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. This is a business that has “exceptional green credentials”. Much … Read more

Subsidy free is possible at only 10 MW in size

The Cleve Hill Solar Park developers are planning a massive 350 MW power station on the fields outside Faversham. This proposed development is so big in fact that it is the same size as the … Read more

The scale of UK solar

This article looks at the official facts available online about the solar industry to examine the UK’s solar industry. First a graph from an Excel doc about UK Solar Deployment by capacity via the UK … Read more

Common lizard

We spotted this Common Lizard in a shot from 2014 on Instagram by Mike Roberts with the hashtag #nagden. Mike notes that the lizard is not on the proposed development site, but nearby in the … Read more

A gaggle of geese

This instagram video from @actualcoolkent taken a week ago shows the glorious nature of our Swale Estuary (pun intended). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Helen and Tim (@actualcoolkent)

Faversham Society: specific and serious concerns

Unlike some organisations, the Faversham Society did provide a response to the first round consultation which closed on 22 December 2017. The Faversham Society supports the development of renewable energy recognising its importance in reducing … Read more

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Nagden Marsh

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