Category Archives: building work

Old Abbey House – new planning application

Jeremy let me know about the new planning application for Old Abbey House, detailing how the hotel will look. It can be viewed at

From the look of the plans, the existing building will be divided into 25 double bedrooms, a reception, laundry room, and staff room.

There will also be a new extension to serve as a free-standing coffee shop / café on the grassed area at the front of the site.

There will be 14 car parking places and spaces for 14 bikes.

Next field for development

Daniel has already taken drone photos of the large field north of Abingdon where houses are being built. He has now taken pictures of the next field to be built on, on the other side of Tilsley Park.

The entrance to the site can be seen, as can the footpath to Sunningwell at the bottom of the picture. The roofs of the houses of the Long Furlong Estate and the entrance to Boulter Drive can also be seen.

The photos show tracks across the ground.

Fences have been put around the site and there is a pile of unused fences.

The main work of changing a field into roads and houses is yet to begin.

Aerial view of Dunmore Road development this weekend with Fun Fair

Here is the view over the Wootton Road as seen by Daniel’s drone. It shows a funfair on the Circus Field and part of the large development.

As can be seen there has been progress in creating the foundation of new houses in that development. Quite a few outlines are visible.

All the fun of the fair is there this weekend.

Further along the Dunmore Road there is just earth moving and no development yet.