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Saturday, 11 August 2012 07:42

Feedback on Public Exhibition, Salvation Army, Sunbury Court

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Following the article on 24th July, LOSRA has received the following email from Jonathan Stoddart, Director of CBRE Planning:

"On Thursday 2nd August, The Salvation Army hosted a public exhibition at Sunbury Court, where plans were unveiled for the proposed redevelopment of the existing residential accommodation block and site landscape improvements.

"The exhibition had a great turn out from local residents, who provided a number of useful comments on the proposals. We collected over 35 feedback forms which offered resounding support for the proposals (with no objections) and outlined a few issues for consideration. These included comments regarding appropriate landscaping and screening of the new development and appropriate ecology management.

"We will take into account all of the information gathered, together with queries and comments received since the public exhibition as we work now to develop more detailed plans for the site ahead of the planning application."

In the meantime, we would welcome any further feedback from any local residents or other people interested in the proposed development and are happy to provide people with further information if they were unable to make the public exhibition. If you do have any questions or comments, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will respond in due course.


  • Comment Link John Hirsh Thursday, 23 August 2012 17:15 posted by John Hirsh

    Hello Richard,

    Thanks for commenting. You may be sure that it will be noted by the developers.

  • Comment Link Richard Stephenson Saturday, 11 August 2012 16:36 posted by Richard Stephenson

    I notice that the email you have received says that all the response was positive. This could be misleading.
    In my own response I stated that whilst I had no objection to the plans in principle I had reservations as to the almost complete lack of proper archaeological investigation of the site before any evidence that may be there is to be destroyed by the new buildings.
    I learnt that a "desktop survey" - ie a quick look at some old maps - was all that had been done, and of course, that revealed nothing. The site should be properly excavated.
    Possible evidence there would most likely relate to the outbuildings previously on the site before the Salvation Army bought it, which would have been used by the common people (as opposed to the landowners) who would have actually worked on the estate in previous years.
    This evidence would be useful in the studying of social structures and relationships in those times and what the lives of ordinary people were like in past ages.

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