Well over a year then, the building works on site. Entry onto the estate finished with traffic lights and road alterations all complete. There is a corner of houses completed and I had heard someone a few weeks ago describe the houses as being ‘thrown up’ meaning things were being build fast. Surrounding lakes and landscaping at this initial entry point all done as well. I had noticed that the first new residents had already moved in. There might be about a dozen even more houses ready for people and several of those are occupied already. So I decided to walk in and take a look around:

It was Sunday morning and I saw a van unloading washing machines and other white goods outside a new house.

I noticed a lot of full up dustbins (may be Monday is bin day on the new estate).

I saw an RAC van I don’t know if it was a call out or whether the guy was at home sorting his van out before his shift or whether he was working on a broken-down car in a garage? He did leave the estate in his van at the same time I was leaving!

I saw an occupied house with a small plastic gnome on the garden path holding a sign which says ‘Go Away’!

I saw a red ribbon and bow tied across the front door of a house, as if Redrow Homes were making a welcome gesture to new owners who had not arrived yet (maybe they would arrive on Monday?)

I saw a house with a pair of pink trainers just left by the front door, as if the mud would make the new carpets dirty?

I saw a couple (I think they were potential buyers looking for the show homes office which was open). He was wearing what seemed a very freshly laundered glowing lemon yellow shirt almost stiff and starchy like it was just out of the box wearing suede shoes. He reminded me of Dom from Gogglebox. She was power dressed or making some kind of statement – in a short shiny dress and a bag that was not snake skin, but was probably an organic patterned fabric with gold fastenings on. Later I saw them drive out in a coppery/gold coloured BMW number plate UDD22

I also noticed a sheet of 8×4 18mm ply-wood on the road very close to the show homes office. I had recently paid about £30 for the same item. I could not tell if it had been placed there to cover missing or damaged service or man hole covers temporarily, or whether it was just left there? Possible as this is effectively still a building site even though this corner tries very hard to look like it is a new community of happy house proud people with pansies and other small colourful plants growing in the front gardens of the show homes.




Changing States:

Solids, liquids and gases are called the three states of matter. Materials can be changed from one state to another by heating or cooling

I  walked around the development site and tried to imagine a future when people have moved in?

I found some fragments of orange card with hand written notes about physics on them! Probably written by a secondary school pupil. They were discarded and mixed with a lot of other unimportant rubbish.

Conservation of mass:

The law or conservation of mass states that mass is an isolated neither created nor destroyed by chemical reactions or physical transformation.

Solid liquids and gas:

Solids, liquids and gases have different properties

Liquids and gagses can flow solids keep their shape

Gases can be squashed.




en-suite to the master bedroom

generous garage,

separate utility and cloak rooms

an executive home at a reasonable price

Heritage Homes


An indication of the changes ahead!





The paths don’t allow access only a route across the site. The machines are parked up and empty. The sales staff, the groundworkers, the roofers, the chippy’s and the digger drivers all gone home. Its a strange place a land in limbo. The Plenty Brook is as dry as a bone. I think it has been diverted to create lakes and water features on the development.

Its hard to see the future – who will live here and where will they come from? Why will they move here. What will the names of the roads be.

All I can say is that the changes and the impact locally will be very significant. Add to favourites.