Multi-use greenway –
There has always been on the plans for the whole site a ‘path’ (bridleway/cycle way, walkway), extending from the Hambledon Road to the North, right down to Purbrook Heath Road in the South. We have recently met with both developers y and agreed the physical characteristics of this route. Taylor Wimpey have started to put theirs in; it’s obviously some considerable distance and will take time to complete, but when it’s finished it will be a lovely route across the very green Western Open Space with some fantastic views.
The care and extra care homes on the TW site are building out quickly, there have been some very minor amendments which are going through consideration and the sub-station has been approved and will be built when the weather improves!
We are expecting a planning application this year for Phase 3 on the Grainger site, the Infrastructure works are completed. The planning application will give detail on the proposed residential units to be built.
I am aware of lorries on both the Bloor and Redrow sites turning right and driving through Purbrook; both sites have been reminded they should not be doing this but leaving the area via Hulbert Road to connect with the A3.
Finally I will be retiring from the Council at the end of February, it has been a pleasure to watch this MDA site grow over the last 8 years, with it’s various tribulations. Thank you to all those who have taken an interest and particularly those who have helped me out on various occasions.
Best of luck, Jacky.