Is Berrylands still smellylands?(7 Posts)
Thinking of buying a house in Berrylands, northern end not all that far from the Hogsmill sewage works (mmm, sounds attractive no? But it's what we can afford).
How is it round there these days as far as the smell goes? I heard a rumour they were doing some improvement works at the treatment plant and this should be getting better as a result (hopeful emoticon)?
Yes! Quite often smellylands. Dh has said station can be quite pongy. Heard years ago they'd improved things, but lived north of sewage works then in Kingston so can't tell any difference. Makes walk down Lower Marsh Lane into Kingston unpleasant most times, but hasn't really affected us hanging around in the garden etc. Smell kind of disappears after the initial whiff if that makes sense. In LMLane it hangs around.
Ooh, are you in Berrylands then, YomellamoHelly? thanks so much for replying.
The house is on Raeburn avenue, around and about the intersection with The Roystons.
I wouldn't mind too much if it was only very occasionally, but it would be a cruel irony if it was enough to make you stay inside because this house has a 150 foot garden!
Just noticed this thread again. Actually had a letter from Thames Water this week apologising for smells. Saying a lot due to replacement of sewer near Kingston railway station (so moving sewage by lorry) and also fact they're upgrading a few tanks. Website will probably tell you. Their letter assures us it will improve.
Otherwise we're very close to that house. 150 feet sounds ace. Guess you could extend across the back quite easily.
Only downside of that area I can think of is the teenagers. They gather in the park and then descend on the bus-stops for the last few buses at night. They can be pretty rowdy. Our house has two bus-stops almost on the doorstep and it can be pretty annoying though in reality probably only goes on for an hour and a half in total. Planning to move our bedroom to the back and make the front one the guest one this year. Doesn't bother the kids who are all asleep before it kicks off (they're all at the front).
yomella thanks for the response. been on holiday hence taking an age to reply. We loved the house, but not the fact that the owners had had a feud with the neighbours over the issue of noise - ugh! put us right off.
Still looking.....will take your wise words about the gathering teens to heart for future viewings!
Hi, my wife and I are interested in buying a property in the Surbiton area and keen to understand where the range of the smell from the sewage treatment works affects.
Can anyone help define this for us please? We're looking at some properties in the the Hill Crescent and Villiers Road / Villiers Avenue areas currently we're thinking about.
My friend lived in Villiers road for 10 years plus, every time I arrived rapt her door I noticed a drain smell, but you do get used to it very quickly. The Elmbridge Avenue side is much less noticible, I thought traffic noise would be worse but it's not that bad really.
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