Corbet Close Re-development


Corbet Close Re-development

Proposed Corbet Close Re-development Plans

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Comment by John Edwards on January 8, 2016 at 16:05
I have just been in touch with Stephen French, Project Manager for the development(tel no: 007787 006272) for an update. He is employed by Rydons the developers.

He informed me the work grinding the hardcore should be finished by next week.

An archaeological dig will then commence within the area demolished.

If this finds nothing significant then they will proceed in February 2016 to build the first five houses at the entrance to Corbet Close. Once those have been sold the remaining houses will be built and sold. Rydons are very confident these first five will be sold. If that doesn't happen within a reasonable timescale they will review the project and get back to the Council and us should they wish to revise their plans.

Later in the project they will resurface the road and the service road which current exists to our houses. Proper notice in advance will be given about this work as it will be necessary to resite parked cars while the work takes place.

Well there we are. If you have any questions or queries. Please contact Stephen French he is very approachable and will respond.


John Edwards
Comment by Pauline Lewis on September 14, 2015 at 11:05

I have spoken to the council.  They are going to look into this issue and come back to me.

Comment by Lysanne Horrox on September 14, 2015 at 11:01
Hi Pauline

Thanks for replying. I have contacted someone at the council today, but have got their out of office until Wednesday. I will let you know if I get a response.

I too saw a white van around 10.30/11.00am Sunday as I drove passed and an Alsatian dog, who I assumed was the culprit.

I can understand having a guard dog, but there must be something wrong for it barking constantly like it did.
Comment by Pauline Lewis on September 14, 2015 at 10:50


The barking went on most of the night. I understand that some people did call the police but they did not attend. No security guards appear to be on site at nights. An unmarked white van eventually turned up and the dog seemed to disappear.

I intend to contact the council today.

Comment by Lysanne Horrox on September 13, 2015 at 18:50
Hi - there was constant barking in the early hours today from 3.30am until about 7am and sounded like it was coming from Corbet Close way, rather than Felnex. Does anyone know if there are now security guards on site and the dog belongs to them?

Comment by John Edwards on September 7, 2015 at 14:03
An update. I spoke to the demolition company today.They confirmed it will be approx 16 weeks from today before they complete their part of the project. This is due to the two site incursions;and the large amount of debris and damage they did to the asbestos in situ in the flats.

John Edward
Comment by Jeff Collins on August 26, 2015 at 19:30
For those who are not already aware, the gypsies have now all left. Tho court eviction order remains valid for the next three months so let's hope that is an end to it.
Cheers, Jeff
Comment by Pauline Lewis on August 26, 2015 at 19:27
The travellers have just left.
Comment by John Edwards on August 25, 2015 at 14:11
Following the latest incursion by travellers(gypsies) on the site opposite the houses in the Close I can now update you on action taken having spoken to the Council's Lawyer.

He tells me a Court Order was served on the gypsies today and they have a day to vacate the site. if they have not done so by then a further Court Order will be obtained this week with a view to evicting them towards the end of next week. Sorry I can't be more specific on dates. This reflects what the Council's Lawyer said to me.
During the occupationI have also spoken to our CommunityPolice Team.They confirmed they were aware the land the gypsies are on is owned by the London Borough of Sutton/Sutton Housing Partnership. They also confirmed that unless there is firm evidence of who exactly broke into the site they cannot take the matter further. When I suggested their forensic colleagues could search for evidence they said they would not do so, in an effort to indentfy the perpettrator(s)!
I have also tried to contact all three of our Ward Councillorsby email and leaving ansaphone messages.they have not contacted me. Clearly we are only of value at local election time.

When the project is further forwardI am tempted to seek an FOI (Freedom of Information) request to determine from LBS how it has cost them/us to deal with these incursions.

Let's hope the Council and contractors are now persuaded to speed up the demolition of the flats and improve security.


You will see the green bin collection today that my contacting the Council worked after they failed to collect on Saturday. Should this happen again a call to the Council should suffice. They will then give and honour a timescale for special collection.

John Edwards
Comment by Pauline Lewis on August 22, 2015 at 13:15
Another travellers incursion

I am exasperated that around 17:30 on Thursday night there was another travellers incursion in Corbet Close. I believe that the one security officer was assaulted during the break in.There are a number of caravans along with their associated families, vans and animals. The police arrived but were powerless to do anything, travellers evidently come under civil law.

The noise on Thursday went on until the early hours they also have a large generator running all night just to add to our problems. They are running along the balconies of the condemned flats shouting hello neighbours across to our houses. There is constant banging ,crashing, shouting and dogs barking. I presume the travellers are stripping anything of value from the flats. An open back truck brought in at least eight loads of rubbish and fly tipped it behind the hoarding at the far end of Corbet.

As of Friday night we have four bailiffs on site meant to be stopping the travellers gaining access once they leave. So missiles were thrown at them. Police arrived on mass and they did bring in a CCTV van, which left when things quieten down a bit. The travellers were blocking the road to our houses so we couldn't get in or out. The police did sort that out. Friday night was again another disturbed night. This morning Saturday, it all kicked off again when the day bailiffs come on duty. Travellers by the look of things have no intention of leaving.

The residents of the 25 private houses feel like the forgotten residents of Hackbridge as we don't seem to have any rights.

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