Upper Rissington – 1998 – the arterial link…
Picture: Courtesy Mike Grierson
The picture dates from 1998. You can see that the houses on Farman Crescent have yet to be demolished. There is rumour that replacement housing will be built here.
However the houses behind Wright Road have already gone to make way for the new play park.
You can see that Bristol Road changing to Dodd Drive, once extended past the Officers Mess (see arrow) and thus was the spine through the village. This is what the developers have failed to utilise in the new incarnation of RAF Little Rissington (Upper Rissington). Part of the old road exists behind Lincoln Close today, currently a favourite place for dog walkers to go. What a real shame that the original developers; Country and Metropolitan did not keep this arterial spine open, which would help gel all three segments of the village together. I guess this is the problem with piece meal developments, no cohesive plan.
As it now stands there are there separate areas in the village:
- The original quarters to the North
- Mid way the 1999 development
- And to the South, Victory Fields
NB: Wellington Road will be linked to Victory Fields.