October Progress on two major Abingdon developments

October 24, 2019

October Progress
The Churchill retirement homes development on Ock Street has reached a couple of storeys high in October.
October Progress
It looks even higher at the rear of the site.
October Progress
Meanwhile the Fairacres Phase 2 demolition has not far to go.
October Progress
Pictures around the site shows how it will look with the larger car park enclosed in the centre of shopping centre. All those cars will leave by the existing route. People did raise concerns when the plans were authorised about how slow it will be getting out during rush hour.

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5 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Badger  |  October 25, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Potential for a near gridlock situation every evening rushhour which will only dissuade people from shopping there. Blacklands Way needs to be opened to through traffic.

  • 2. Lyle Lanley  |  October 25, 2019 at 9:17 am

    potential ? a guarentee I’d say….

    But as I’m sure Daniel will remind us in a minute, I’m sure a consultant looked at the traffic on a Sunday morning at 7am, and declared it not an issue, before taking his sack of cash home..

    cynical moi ? What we should be doing is pulling together, and supporting a monorail from this out of town development to the heart of Abingdon, that will bring the crowds for sure..

  • 3. Daniel  |  October 25, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Yes, I cam confirm that there is absolutely no traffic problems, anywhere in town, from 9pm until 6am.

  • 4. rudi  |  October 25, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    blacklands way is private – cant force them to do anything.

  • 5. Badger  |  October 25, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    rudi – OCC could of course purchase it from whoever and make it not so Private and remove some of the load from the current bottleneck. Bit of a faux pas not to have insisted on right of way when that MG land was developed in the early 80’s, little has changed since then apart from Colwell Drive actually leading somewhere.

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