As Bedfordshire buyers aim to reserve new homes built on a former General Motors site, a local boy gave the neighbourhood a new name.
Redrow Homes, who is redeveloping the area near Caddington, invited locals to suggest a new name for the site, previously known as Chaulington.
Inspired by 18-year-old Mansoor Ahmed’s submission, the homebuilder chose to call the neighbourhood Caddington Woods.
Mansoor, who also won £250 from the contest, said:
“I grew up in near Chaul End and used to go to Caddington Woods with my friends so have a lot of memories of the area. I thought they should call the development Caddys End, but I’m happy they’ve called it Caddington Woods.”
The site benefits from planning permission for up to 325 homes ranging in size from one to five-bedrooms and including some affordable homes.
Redrow has secured reserved matters consent for the first phase of 113 properties, the first of which will be released for sale in the spring.
Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said:
“The naming competition really captured people’s imaginations and along with entries it also generated enquiries from potential purchasers. We will be keeping those who’ve registered their interest informed of our progress as we work towards releasing the first homes for sale in March.”
Potential purchasers can register their interest in the new homes at Caddington Woods via the website www.redrow.co.uk/developments/ caddington-woods-chaul-end or by calling 01582278831.