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Friends of Frank's Field - Opposing housing development behind Middle Road

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The small field attached to number 166 Middle Road, Sholing is greatly valued by local residents as an attractive green space. It is also a valuable haven for wildlife.

Building houses on the land would increase traffic congestion, disrupt the wildlife corridor that links into the Miller’s Pond Local Nature Reserve and possibly obstruct drainage on the steep ground.

I oppose the building of any permanent structures on the site.

**UPDATE**

I would like to make it very clear that we are not petitioning against Frank's family. We have no quarrel with them personally. If you are a member of the family I would be very grateful if you can please make contact with me.

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  • Becky connolly
    Becky connolly United Kingdom, Southampton
    Jun 19, 2016
    Jun 19, 2016
    We don't want anything built on the breautiful green area at the back of our garden. My young children love being so close to many wildlife and bird species and sit for hours in the window watching. It's very rare to have such a space like this nowadays. To develop it would greatly increase the traffic congestion on an already busy school route, the local schools are already oversubscribed and parking has become an issue in the surrounding roads.
  • Dave Roberts
    Dave Roberts United Kingdom, London
    Feb 28, 2016
    Feb 28, 2016
    You may be interested in the following:
    1) 166 Middle Road has been in the same family for approximately 156 years, during which time it was never a farm.
    2) Frank Coles (died Dec 2013) was not a member of the family.
    3) George Kneller rented the property from the mid 1800's until his death in July 1923. He operated a haulier, taxi and brake rental business from the address employing several men and keeping carts and horses on the grounds - the carts being in large sheds (now demolished). He was declared bankrupt in Sep 1912.
    4) The property was purchased in 1937 by Steven James Roberts, George Kneller's son in law, a local farrier married to Kathleen Hilda Kneller.
    5) Steven Roberts died in 1947, and the property then devolved to his wife Kathleen Hilda.
    6) Kathleen Hilda died in 1969, and the property was inherited by Kathleen Mary Roberts, daughter of Steven and Kathleen Hilda.
    7) The property is now owned by the children of Kathleen Mary - also known as Twinkle or Twink.
    8) The field has been used as grazing for horses, a market garden, and an orchard, and a source of cut flowers (sweet peas and dahlias etc) and sold locally. The large glasshouses used have now been demolished.
    9) This has never been known as a field - its part of the garden to 166
  • Candy Snelling
    Candy Snelling United Kingdom, Southampton
    Feb 21, 2016
    Feb 21, 2016
    Evening All

    We have an update. We have received news that 166 Middle Road has now been sold to a property developer based in Winchester. Please keep an eye out of the planning permission signs which will no doubt follow and spread the word.

    Thanks
    Candy
  • Linda Watts
    Linda Watts United Kingdom, Walsall
    Feb 19, 2016
    Feb 19, 2016
    This area is already overbuilt - there is not room for any more.
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    Becky connolly United Kingdom
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    Lisa Bull United Kingdom
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    Linda Watts United Kingdom
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    cheryl kneller
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