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This blog is all about the residents of Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint trying to Protect Ham Fields. Ham Fields is the ancient name of the green space which remains between Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint, the so called Strategic Gap, also referred to as land to the west of London Road, Hassocks.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Yesterday at Ham Fields

In the interests of keeping people "in the loop" - 

Some of our neighbours noticed that there was some activty in the fields yesterday that was more than  a little curious.

Early in the day a tanker, a small van and flatbed Wickes lorry, load with aggregate, and a JCB arrived. The worse was feared, one of neighbours asked what they were doing...

They dug test soakaways which were filled with aggregate and water to see how long it took a known quantity of water to drain away.  It would seem the developer is aware of potential drainage issues on the site.

To my mind it would be more sensible to conduct such an experiment when the ground is already holding a degree of water rather than at the end of the summer when the ground is dry!

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