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Costa Planning

Swale are currently looking at the planning proposals presented by Costa and are asking for feedback.

Please see the pdf we have received here.  There is so lively discussion and comments on the Visit Faversham Facebook page too, please get involved.

You have until February 19th to submit your comments to Swale.

This is an opportunity to have your say, as a resident or local business.

All correspondence details are on the pdf, for you to contact Swale directly.

If you wish to voice your comments on this blog, we will be pleased to hear from you and support discussion.

I have also received some comments regarding the opposing view regarding Costa being granted planning in Faversham which I wish to share with you below;

The case against Costa in Faversham’s historic market square.

Costa Coffee is seeking permission to open a branch of their branded outlets in a prime site on Faversham's historic market square, a place famous for its unique character and locally-owned businesses - and one already boasting many coffee shops. There has been lively online discussion about the possible arrival of the chain in the town centre. It's important that all voices be heard - but it's also important that those who do object do so on valid planning grounds. It's not always obvious what are valid planning grounds, so some of us - all local residents - have put together an objection including valid grounds as well as more heartfelt arguments about how we feel it would undermine Faversham’s unique character.

If you would like to object, please feel free to go to  and to use whatever you find there that you agree with. Feel free of course to use your own words if you like, to add arguments of your own that we might not have thought of, and to leave out those you disagree with.

Swale Borough Council will be making a decision on the application in February, so it's important to submit your comments very soon.You can object to (or support!) the application by:- Writing to Development Management, quoting planning application ref (14/505083/FULL) and saying ‘I object to the proposals...’ (providing reason/s why you support them).

Write to case officer:

Tracy Day, Development Management, Swale Borough Council, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 3HT
On-line via  and entering the application number (14/505083/FULL).

You can then access the ‘comment on the application’ facility.

Emailing the case officer Tracy Day in the Planning Department on  quoting planning application ref (14/505083/FULL) and saying ‘I object to the proposals...’ (providing reasons).  


Lucy Guthrie


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As a business in Faversham, and Chair of the FBP, I really encourage open debate on this . please post your comments, lets all have a say.. 
Pros  and Cons.
Comment by chris bichard on 27 Jan 2015