Development plans for Burnham’s waterfront – there’s still time to object

The expected planning application to build housing on the Matings site on Burnham’s waterfront – and the town’s councillors have voted not to recommend the application. The issue now lies with the folks at Maldon District Council Planning, who can be reached at ┬áThe deadline for comments is the 6th October.

The story is the same in too many places around our coast – so often, nprofitable, high value housing is so often replacing port buildings, wharves and boatyards. Local campaigner Ed Maggs put it very well in an email he sent to to me ‘Burnham should be one of the homes of wooden boat culture, rather than continuing on its way to a commuter town suburb.’ He’s right…

Visions of a Creek attempts to get locals talking about Faversham Creek

Visions of a Creek weblog

I don’t know who’s behind this weblog so I can’t exactly endorse it – but it is very interesting and whoever is doing it, they seem to share some of my own concerns. What’s more I’m sure the aim of getting locals talking about the Creek’s future must be right.

If you’re interested in Faversham’s history and future, and particularly in its Creek, take a look and see what you think. My thanks to Richard Fleury for finding this one.