2017 Planning Application

Sydney Freed have now submitted a planning application to build 90+ houses, three self build properties and two small football pitches on a proposed development being called Engine Common (land between North Road, Mission Road and Dyers Lane).

The proposal includes, raising the land in places by 1.6 metres (over 5 ft) which will totally change the feel and character of the area, particularly as some of the proposed houses will be built on the elevated area.

Access to the 90+ houses will be next to The Codrington Pub on North Road.  Once the congestion at the road junction near The Fox pub builds up, Mission Road and Dyers Lane will be the alternative rat-run for rushing motorists in addition to the additional traffic on North Road.

Drainage for the East side of the site containing the 90+ houses will drain down to North Road to an already struggling waste water system, this could potentially cause huge problems for people living on North Road.

The West side of the site (self build properties and football pitches) will flow into an already full and struggling ditch network at up to 67 gallons a minute causing a massive problem for people along Dyers Lane.

The link to the planning application can be found below and site plan are attached:


I am going to request that this issue is discussed at the next Parish Meeting on Monday 20th March, please attend to show you support.  As we’ve said before bigger numbers shows the true feeling of local residents.

I will also contact Luke Hall again as he has agreed to support us regarding fighting this application.

**We must all respond to the application by the Tuesday 28th March – please use the link above and select the “make a comment” tab**

Please tell your friends and neighbours, we need as many objections as possible.