25 January 2008

Private gate to Northweald Lane

Like most new developments, Royal Park Gate is not designed for people. The roads are all dead-ends and, unlike the between-the-wars housing nearby, there are no alleyways between them. This means that to get anywhere you have to walk a reasonable distance to one of the exits. The residents at the far end of Northweald Lane did not like this so they constructed a gate that gives them access to the open land by the river. Of course they do not want other people to take advantage of this short cut so the gate is locked. They also planted the conifers that now obscure Northweald Lane from passers by. I'm glad that I don't live there!