Sunningvale Avenue, Biggin Hill, Bromley, 1968

Sunningvale Avenue, Biggin Hill, Bromley, 1968

Biggin Hill's first development took place in the early years of the 20th century, when plots were sold, typically, at £10 each, and pioneering new residents built their new homes.

Development was unregulated and the new homes were often built of flimsy materials; a product of the difficulty of transporting to such a hilly and remote location, and of the builders' lack of resources.

The bungalow on the left is typical. Also typical is the unmade road, a characteristic of the area not tackled until the 1970s when the area became subject to systematic planning guidance.

Copyright Kentish Times.

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