30ha of agricultural land sandwiched between the A2 and M2 south of Faversham, secured by Hallam Land Management in January 2013 under a Planning Promotion Agreement.
An initial application for mixed use development was submitted in January 2014 and refused June 2014, fundamentally because the Council sought to resist the growth of Faversham to the south. Further work on the historic evolution of the settlement and a helpful appeal decision on five year land supply materially changed the planning context and a further planning application was submitted in June 2015 for 310 dwellings, a 100 bed hotel, 60 bed care home, local convenience store and 18,525 m2 B1 employment to respond to the emphasis on employment growth in the merging Local Plan.
A resolution to grant planning permission was secured from Planning Committee in January 2017 subject to completion of a Section 106 Agreement which was completed in March 2017. The housing element was sold in two phases to Barratt in July 2017 and January 2018 and contracts subsequently exchanged with Henry David Developments (HDD) for the Hotel – Premier Inn, Care Home – LNT Care and Convenience Store.
Work is due to start on site towards the end of this 2018.
The balance of the site, which has an extant planning permission for B1 employment, has recently been released to the market on behalf of Hallam Land and the landowner by the appointed agents Strutt and Parker.
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Group Statement: View here
“Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies has, following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) implemented a number of measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities. Further to this, over the past year we have been reviewing the measures put in place and seeking to identify additional actions to strengthen our due diligence and transparency. The aim of the Act is in line with our own ‘Henry Boot Way’ Vision and Values, as updated in 2017, which include ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Collaboration’, all of which are relevant to our approach in this regard.
We continue to keep under regular review our Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the ‘Statement’), setting out the activities undertaken to reduce the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures. Additional measures that have recently been put into place to increase knowledge and vigilance throughout our organisation and supply chain include posters and awareness cards across our sites.
We will continue to regularly work with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as keeping industry best practice under review, to monitor our approach for effectiveness, and consider any changes or additional measures as appropriate.”
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Henry Boot PLC
Chief Executive Officer