WESTRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

 

  ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT, IT'S A BUM DEAL

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IS THIS THE A271'S MOST DANGEROUS JUNCTION? - Many of the objectors to the proposed (up to) 70 house development in this location, hoisted the flag as to low visibility from a spay that is sub-standard. You might wonder then how this development got the go ahead - as do we. The conclusion we have reached is not pretty. Questions have been asked as to cozy relationships between members of the Parish Council and the former owners. Questions are being asked about conflicts of interest between the developers, Southern Water and the District Council.

 

Many people in the village of Herstmonceux consider this entrance to be a death trap in waiting, some echoed in the letters of objection sent in to Wealden District Council in 2015. Who in the right mind puts a junction just before the brow of a hill, just after speed signs when vehicles are putting on the brakes to slow down before entering the village. There have been accidents on the other side of this brow. Understandably, villagers are calling this stretch of road Death Hill. We think they have a point. Any way you look at it, it is a bum decision, befitting the new name for the village: Shit Creek.

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 2021, DIGGING FOR GOLD - This was the start of what will be the entrance to what locals are calling Shit Avenue. More climate dollars being wasted on high priced executive housing when thousands of families cannot pay their mortgages, hundreds are dying sleeping rough and over a hundred thousand families are in temporary accommodation. Developers like Latimer and Clarion have a lot to answer for, apart from global warming and failing to take the proper precautions to protect wildlife and the drinking water supply just a few hundred yards west of this picture. These are allegations raised against those involved in this development, now looking for the property magnates to justify themselves.

 

 

 

The contractors who are putting in the entrance for the proposed development at Lime Cross, are Westridge Construction Limited, a relatively local company. According to Companies House they are involved in the building of commercial and domestic buildings, but in this case are now undertaking ground works and road building in Herstmonceux.

 

Presumably, they have been instructed by the Latimer Clarion housing group to carry out such operations, based on authorisation from the Wealden District Council, and conditions that must be met to protect the wildlife and preserve their habitats.

 

There is to be no genuinely affordable housing on this site. The homes will not be net zero, so will contribute to climate change, flooding, as world warming patterns escalate the incidents of extreme weather, and there is no infrastructure to support the transition to electric vehicles. Homes in Herstmonceux cannot have gas fired central heating, leaving oil and storage heaters as the only options, apart from ground heat source pumps and solar water heaters.

 

The reception for mobile phones is particularly bad in the Herstmonceux area.

 

 

 

 

CHAOS JANUARY 2021 - As they build more and more houses along the A271, the road is becoming increasingly dangerous. There are potholes and dips with rutted edges that are sure to damage your suspension, lead to swerving and sudden stops. More houses equals more traffic. But this busy main road cannot cope. What should have happened is that the road ought to have been turned into a dual carriageway and some villages that have congestion problems, should have been bypassed. Of course, that would have been expensive and outweighed the benefit of the addition council taxes. So, they overloaded the services. It's like putting a mini engine into a truck and wondering why it overheats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTERED OFFICE

 

Westridge Construction Limited

Ruskin House
Warren Close

Catsfield
East Sussex
TN33 9DZ
Company No. 02557785

 

Telephone: 01580 830600
Email: enquiries@westridgeconstruction.co.uk

 

Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC):
41201 - Construction of commercial buildings
41202 - Construction of domestic buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALMOST NO VISIBILITY SPLAY - As you can see from this picture, anyone traveling east along the A217 has little chance of spotting cars pulling out of the Lime Cross entrance. Also, having come out of the village and up the blind hill, drivers turning into the drive being built will be braked quite hard - unlike the splendid visibility at the triangle further down the road.

 

 

 

WESTRIDGE CONSTRUCTION - DIRECTORS

 

CS01 01/12/2020 CONFIRMATION STATEMENT MADE ON 13/11/20, NO UPDATES

CH01 11/11/2020 DIRECTOR'S CHANGE OF PARTICULARS / MR MARTIN JOHN BUCKTHORPE / 10/11/2020

AA 04/11/2020 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 29/02/20

CH01 02/11/2020 DIRECTOR'S CHANGE OF PARTICULARS / MR STEPHEN MICHAEL PHILLIPS / 07/08/2020

CH01 19/08/2020 DIRECTOR'S CHANGE OF PARTICULARS / MR DAVID JOHN OLIVER / 17/08/2020

AD01 17/03/2020 REGISTERED OFFICE CHANGED ON 17/03/2020 FROM: Ruskin House, Junction Road, Bodiam, East Sussex, TN32 5UP

AP01 28/02/2020 DIRECTOR APPOINTED MR JAMIE KEAN DAVIES

AP01 28/02/2020 DIRECTOR APPOINTED MR MARTYN ROBERT SMITH

MR01 23/12/2019 REGISTRATION OF A CHARGE / CHARGE CODE 025577850006

AA 25/11/2019 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/19

CS01 19/11/2019 CONFIRMATION STATEMENT MADE ON 13/11/19, NO UPDATES

 

 

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTORS - According to their website Steve Smith is a co-founder of Westridge Construction with some 40 years of experience in the business. Steve Phillips is the company Chairman, also a joint founder pf Westridge in the early 1990ís. He spent most of the period since formation as the company's Managing Director. Martin Buckthorpe joined Westridge as a Chartered Construction Manager, taking over the role of Managing Director from the present Chairman.

 

 

 

AP01 18/06/2019 DIRECTOR APPOINTED MR DAVID JOHN OLIVER

CS01 16/11/2018 CONFIRMATION STATEMENT MADE ON 13/11/18, NO UPDATES

AA 07/11/2018 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/18

TM01 16/04/2018 APPOINTMENT TERMINATED, DIRECTOR JOHN SINDEN

CS01 15/11/2017 CONFIRMATION STATEMENT MADE ON 13/11/17, NO UPDATES

AA 12/09/2017 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/17

CS01 22/11/2016 CONFIRMATION STATEMENT MADE ON 13/11/16, WITH UPDATES

Capital Statement LATEST SOC 22/11/16 STATEMENT OF CAPITAL; GBP 50,000

AA 09/08/2016 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 29/02/16

AR01 01/12/2015 13/11/15 FULL LIST

 

 

 

 

 

THE DIRECTORS - According to their website the other company executices are Duncan Grant, acting as Commercial Director, having worked for a number of national and regional contractors in a quantity surveying capacity. Dave Oliver is shown as the Procurement Director. He joined the business in 1993 as a commercially minded manager, aiming to meet targets and see their turnover grow. Jamie Davies is listed as the Business Development Director, starting as a Site Manager then moving into Contracts Management, he has over 20 years experience working on most types of contracts. Martyn Smith is shown as the Construction Director, with 21 years construction industry experience in London and the South East working in concrete and steel frame among other things.

 

 

 

AP01 21/10/2015 DIRECTOR APPOINTED MR DUNCAN NEIL GRANT

AP01 21/10/2015 DIRECTOR APPOINTED MR MARTIN JOHN BUCKTHORPE
TM01 19/10/2015 APPOINTMENT TERMINATED, DIRECTOR WAYNE MARLEY

AA 18/08/2015 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/15

AP01 07/08/2015 DIRECTOR APPOINTED MR STEPHEN MICHAEL PHILLIPS

AA 25/11/2014 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/14

AR01 19/11/2014 13/11/14 FULL LIST

AR01 20/11/2013 13/11/13 FULL LIST

AA 18/11/2013 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/13

AR01 16/11/2012 13/11/12 FULL LIST

AA 14/09/2012 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 29/02/12

TM01 01/08/2012 APPOINTMENT TERMINATED, DIRECTOR STEPHEN PHILLIPS

AA 22/11/2011 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/11

AR01 21/11/2011 13/11/11 FULL LIST

AP03 17/11/2011 SECRETARY APPOINTED MR MARC CHRISTOPHER WALKER

TM02 08/11/2011 APPOINTMENT TERMINATED, SECRETARY KEVIN HATCH

TM01 08/11/2011 APPOINTMENT TERMINATED, DIRECTOR KEVIN HATCH

RES13 02/11/2011 INTERIM DIVIDEND AUTH TO PAY DIVIDEND 24/10/2011

AR01 06/12/2010 13/11/10 FULL LIST

AA 29/06/2010 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/10

AR01 18/11/2009 13/11/09 FULL LIST

 

 

 

 

NICE PARKING - Chapel Row is crowded enough without parking this close to the triangle on the A271. Parking so close to the entrance and exit to a busy main road is dangerous in our view, apart from any inconvenience caused to those who live locally.

 

 

 

CH01 05/11/2009 DIRECTOR'S CHANGE OF PARTICULARS / KEVIN EDWARD HATCH / 04/11/2009

CH01 05/11/2009 DIRECTOR'S CHANGE OF PARTICULARS / STEPHEN ANDREW SMITH / 04/11/2009

CH01 05/11/2009 DIRECTOR'S CHANGE OF PARTICULARS / JOHN VICTOR SINDEN / 04/11/2009

CH01 05/11/2009 DIRECTOR'S CHANGE OF PARTICULARS / WAYNE PAUL MARLEY / 04/11/2009

CH01 05/11/2009 DIRECTOR'S CHANGE OF PARTICULARS / STEPHEN MICHAEL PHILLIPS / 04/11/2009

CH03 05/11/2009 SECRETARY'S CHANGE OF PARTICULARS / KEVIN EDWARD HATCH / 04/11/2009

AA 16/06/2009 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/09

363a 19/11/2008 RETURN MADE UP TO 13/11/08; FULL LIST OF MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIGHTS OF WAY - It is alleged that the local authority and the developers have failed to take account of  a right of way from this entrance to the old generating buildings in the background. The electricity generating buildings date from C. 1900. It is claimed that the development of this field is sure to contaminate Lime Well, the only working well in the village, for which peaceful enjoyment should be preserved. Anyone purchasing a house within 100 yards of the well, is sure to be prosecuted by the Environment Agency under the Groundwater Regulations, should they use pesticides or leak oils onto the ground.

 

 

 

AA 03/09/2008 FULL ACCOUNTS MADE UP TO 28/02/08

403a 12/03/2008 DECLARATION OF SATISFACTION IN FULL OR IN PART OF A MORTGAGE OR CHARGE /FULL /CHARGE NO 1

403a 11/03/2008 DECLARATION OF SATISFACTION IN FULL OR IN PART OF A MORTGAGE OR CHARGE /FULL /CHARGE NO 3

403a 11/03/2008 DECLARATION OF SATISFACTION IN FULL OR IN PART OF A MORTGAGE OR CHARGE /FULL /CHARGE NO 2

363a 20/11/2007 RETURN MADE UP TO 13/11/07; FULL LIST OF MEMBERS

288c 20/11/2007 DIRECTOR'S PARTICULARS CHANGED

AA 04/07/2007 ACCOUNTS FOR 'MEDIUM' CO. MADE UP TO 28/02/07

RES13 22/03/2007 INTERIM DIVIDEND 27/02/07

288b 22/03/2007 DIRECTOR RESIGNED

AA 20/12/2006 ACCOUNTS FOR 'MEDIUM' CO. MADE UP TO 28/02/06

363a 04/12/2006 RETURN MADE UP TO 13/11/06; FULL LIST OF MEMBERS 

 

 

 

 

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