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The Faversham Eye’s third update

By Richard Belfield, Faversham Eye – The behaviour of the planning inspectors in the Cleve Hill solar farm inquiry gets more bizarre by the day. There has been a further delay. In early April they … Read more

The Campaign to Protect Rural England

We have many great organisations supporting our campaign to Save Graveney Marshes. Some of these are charities, all doing an amazing job to protect rural landscapes, our wildlife, biodiversity and more. One of these charities … Read more

Time is running out to protest

Map compares the boundaries around the proposed solar power station site and the town of Faversham - they are the same size

Faversham Life urges readers to sign the Save Graveney Marshes petition and write their objections to the Secretary of State. Go to our Take Action page to take action NOW. See the latest article from … Read more

Saving the European Eel

Matthew Hatchwell, is a local wildlife conservation consultant working with the Kent Wildlife Trust. He spent 30 years in Africa working to preserve exotic species like lemurs and elephants, then came to Faversham and, walking on … Read more

Urgent news!

RSPB England updates us on the campaign to stop a solar power station on an important wildlife site in Kent …  Time is running out for us all to save an un-spoilt landscape in North … Read more

Not long left to save Graveney Marshes

The campaign to save Graveney Marshes has entered a crucial stage says Helen Whately MP, Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid KentThursday, 2 April, 2020 The Business Secretary is due to make a decision … Read more

RSPB support the campaign to Save Graveney Marshes!

Fantastic news today! As part of #SaveNatureSaturday, the RSPB are demonstrating their support for the campaign to Save Graveney Marshes. Please check out @RSPBDungeness and @RSPBRainham facebook and twitter accounts and share / re-tweet as … Read more

Concerns about environmental impact

Helen Whately MP, Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent writes to the Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to voice her concerns. 25 February 2020 I’m writing to … Read more

Wetlands of international importance!

At the top hill in Victory Wood in North Kent this way finding marker points out that Graveney Marshes are part of a RAMSAR. RAMSAR sites are classified as wetlands of international importance – what … Read more

Battery storage – the risks

The proposed Battery Storage facility (BESS) at Cleve Hill would be 5 x times larger than the current largest battery storage system in the world. Covering 25 acres – the size of 20 football pitches Lithium-Ion Batteries are far from … Read more

SOS the Secretary of State!

If you think that Graveney Marshes is not the right place for the largest ever industrial scale Solar Power Station in the UK then please SOS the Secretary of State NOW by sending an urgent email message to Secretary.State@beis.gov.uk  … Read more

BBC Politics Southeast

Sunday 19th January 2020 – Helen Whately MP joins a live discussion on the proposed Solar Farm. Click here to link to the programme. Listen from 19:20

Coastal Paths

New figures showcase the health and economic benefits of walking on England’s coastal paths… with 29.1 million walking trips made over a six-month period, boosting local economies and bringing health and wellbeing benefits to visitors. Read … Read more

Saving Faversham’s Landscape

Faversham Life interviews conservationist Matthew Hatchwell “We must make better use of natural ecosystems such as salt marshes and all the benefits they bring… It is proven that people’s mental health and wellbeing is better … Read more

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