In the early 60’s I used to go to the Dentist in Bromborough Green this involved walking from Murfield Road to Ashridge Drive the footpath was near Chilwell Gardens. I always wondered why this area of land wasn’t build upon. And the other side of the Prestwick Road. It can been seen clearly, on this google map, a link to the ringways on the internet
I recently came across an article about the pre M25 plans called “Ringways” Looking further I came across an entry :
Ringway 3 M16: To the rear of the file is a large folded map on which are marked routes from the M1 to Heathrow Airport, including the North Orbital, routes then in use on existing roads via Harrow, some D-Ring proposed alignments and a pencil sketch from South Oxhey running west of Watford to Hunton Bridge, which is labelled “Aylesbury Radial”.
This has inspired a number of questions. Does anyone know the answers?
Why was there a Gap in Housing between Murfield Road and Ashridge Drive?
Would the gap left in the housing be in preparation for the road which never was?
Why did the planners cut ashridge drive off from the rest of the estate?
Did the residents feel the gap?
Has anyone any memories of the “Aylesbury Radial?