27th May, 2017

Pupils' royal inspiration helps name new housing development

Leamington Editorial 27th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE QUEEN’S 90th birthday proved the perfect inspiration for youngsters naming streets on a new housing development.

As part of their studies on persuasive writing, year five pupils at Bishop’s Tachbrook CE Primary School were asked to come up with suggestions for road names at A.C.Lloyd’s 200-home scheme near Leamington.

Suggestions from the nine and ten year-olds included names with royal links, trees, plants, woodland animals, and landmarks, with Royal Boulevard and Majestic Way among the developers’ favourites.

Alistair Clark, director at A.C.Lloyd, said: “We were really impressed with the variety of names put forward, particularly those with a regal reference.

“As the site has historic links with the potato farming industry, we have decided to combine the school’s royal suggestions with notable types of potato using names such as King Edward Drive and Lionheart Avenue – a fitting tribute to what has been before.”

In addition to the new homes, developers plan to build a primary school and large country park at the Oakley Grove development on Harbury Lane.