Freeks Lane – work to begin on new play area and road bridge

Work on the access road to the Freeks Lane housing site continues with the picture below showing the view towards what will be the play area behind the Hawthorns, although I don’t think a lake is part of the new facility! A new road bridge across the Adur will link the site with Isaacs Lane and mean that construction traffic will enter from the main road rather than Maple Drive. Work on both projects is set to begin in the Spring. For further details see the Northern Arc newsletter for January.

Freeks Lane itself will be then no longer be a thoroughfare for the contractor lorries and will be properly surfaced to allow access by cyclists as well as pedestrians through to Isaacs Lane. Whilst the special character provided by the mix of trees and bushes that line its margins need to be protected, easier all weather access would be welcomed.

Homes England will be holding another community briefing on 27th January at 6.30pm streaming the presentation for attendees to watch in a web browser, or via the MS Teams app. The link to the event is here. You are encouraged to submit questions using this Facebook link.