Friday, 3 October 2014

10 Pictures Ifield Millpond works as at (20 Sept 2014), the Mill and the changes at the Millhouse.

*All Images can be seen in full size by clicking on them*

The dam at the Mill Pond is in a bad state of repair and Crawley Borough Council have agreed to upgrade it.

In 2011 more than 500 residents responded to a consultation on the future of the Mill Pond and 89.1 per cent wanted the dam repaired, to maintain the natural area and wildlife and to retain the volume of the water to ensure the workings of the restored Ifield Water Mill.
The dam upgrade and removal of silt will cost around £7.5m.

The Council has worked closely with the Environment Agency to ensure that the final scheme meets with its approval.

It has been necessary to fell trees close to the existing dam but once work is finished and environmental improvements become established the Mill Pond, including the Bewbush Water Gardens, will look very similar to how it did before the work.

For full details, plans and updates please visit Crawley Borough Councils website


The Millhouse closed its doors as a pub for the last time on the very early hours of 2014. The pub wasn't making any money and the owners could no longer run it as a going concern.

A planning application has been made to return the building to residential use, as it was before Ifield West was developed. The plans, which have been approved, are to turn the main building into a 7 bedroom detached residence and also to build 2 further houses with 5 bedrooms each. 

The plans can be seen at Millhouse planning application.

To view aerial pictures of the Millhouse as it was in 1939, click the image below which will take you through to a separate post containing 4 old images and one from the same angle today

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

102 PICTURES: The changing face of the 'Summerswood' Development in Rusper Road. (Ground level & Aerial)

36 dwellings are to be built in Rusper Road, just before Ifield golf course.

Click any picture to view full size. Latest images first

7 January 2018

17 November 2017

22 October 2017

19 August 2017

2 July 2017

4 June 2017

14 May 2017

20 Apr 2017

11 Apr 2017

30 Mar 2017

25 Mar 2017

11 Mar 2017

5 Mar 2017

5 Feb 2017

21 Jan 2017- Work has finally started:

Ground level images from August 2015

Aerial images taken between December 2014 and July 2015

36 dwellings are to be built in Rusper Road, just before Ifield golf course. The planning application can be viewed at 

The actual plans, for convenience, are at:

This is an aerial view of the site, with the site boundaries marked in red

7 existing houses will be demolished to make way for the development.

I went down and took some pictures of the site in September 2014 before the hoardings went up: