Littlehaven Level Crossing

February 2, 2012 · Posted in Roads & Transport · Comment 

Network rail are planning to replace the gates at Littlehaven station with modern barriers controlled by CCTV. Once completed the gates will be closed for a much shorter time when a train is passing though, reducing congestion and waiting times.

The works will take around 17 days to complete. It was originally planned to start on 14th January but due to technical difficulties we understand that work may not commence until late March or April. The crossing will be open for pedestrian movements but not vehicles during the work. Your local councillors arranged a public meeting with representatives from network rail at the Millennium Hall during December, which was well attended, lively and informative.

Update on Crawley Road’s Derelict Buildings

February 1, 2012 · Posted in Housing & Planning · Comment 

As reported in our last newsletter, The Guinness Trust, the owners of the derelict site on the corner of Crawley Road and Littlehaven Lane promised to erect hoardings around the site. This was as a result of the public concerns about its appearance and security expressed at a public meeting in July. You will probably have noticed that the owners of the site erected a hoarding and painted it bright pink. Thanks to the prompt comments from local residents your local councillors requested that it be repainted a more appropriate blue, and there was a swift response from the owners.

Their planning application to redevelop the site and provide about 15 new homes is expected to be submitted shortly.

Unfortunately the Guinness Trust’s original timetable for the redevelopment of the site has slipped a little and the redevelopment is not expected to be completed for another year.