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The Covid-19 crisis has forced postponement of many events, including our March AGM and the Cemetery Day we had planned for April. We will announce a new date for that in due course, perhaps on Heritage Open Day in September.

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A Visit to Kites Nest Development

December 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A Local Part Completed New Housing Scheme at Lightpill, GL5 3TA

If you have travelled the A46 and watched the new Aldi supermarket transform the Bath Road trading estate at Lightpill, you will have noticed the sad spectacle of The Kites Nest pub falling into disrepair.

During 2019, changes started to appear, hoardings went up, excavations were made alongside the main road, then paused and followed at great speed by the appearance of timber frames and distinctive mono pitch roofs like a saw tooth.

We have the opportunity to visit this significant “brownfield” development. It has topical interest as politicians promise solutions to our housing crisis by producing hundreds of thousands of new homes quickly.

The site is also interesting because it is on a corner of the Daniels estate where re-development of various kinds has been proposed.

Join us for a tour of the new housing development around the former Kites Nest pub and meet the developer Sam Hayman who will conduct the tour and explain the planning, construction and sustainability aspects of this housing scheme.

Booking essential:  For more details click here.


December 5, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm