Cotswold District Council has asked the town council for our feedback on proposed street names for the new development on the former school playing field at Bassett Road. Building is expected to start soon. (Scroll down for the poll).
Other roads on the site of the Westwoods Grammar School are named after former headmasters at the school, William Fallows and Wilbert Bassett. Proposed street names should have historical relevance, and the town council strongly supports the idea of continuing the theme of using headmasters’ names.
Stuart Shaw was headmaster from 1979 to 1988. Charles Lowry and Henry Askew are believed to have been headmasters before Wilbert Bassett. We also suggested Bradley Drive as James Bradley was educated at Northleach Grammar School and later became Astronomer Royal.
The developer had proposed ‘Westwoods Drive’ for the main street in the development, but we felt that this could cause confusion as it would mean the Westwoods Centre was not on Westwoods Drive. They also put forward ‘Heritage Gate’ as the name for the private drive.
The developer may not adopt the name we suggest, but we would like to provide them with alternative choices that have local support. You can pick two choices in the poll.
The poll will run from now until 9am Monday 23 January.
The district council has advised us that “the selection of new street names requires careful consideration to ensure that they are suitable for the area and will not conflict with or duplicate any existing names in the same locality.” We cannot use the names of people who are still living.