Campaign to give Cornish name to Truro housing development
A campaign to give a Cornish name to a new housing development in Truro has met with great success.
The development of 226 homes currently being constructed on the former Richard Lander school site on Highertown was going to be known as Woodleigh Grange.
But Bert Biscoe, a Truro City Council member, wanted to see the development given a name “more appropriate to Truro”.
Mr Biscoe, who is also the Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport and waste, suggested the Cornish name of Goondhenmarrow, translated as Deadman’s Down.
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The issue arose at the Truro City Council planning committee meeting on October 10.
Councillors resolved to write to Taylor Wimpey asking them to consider renaming the development.
A spokesman for Taylor Wimpey said the company was taking the suggestion on board.
He said: "We are very proud to have a long and successful track record of building high-quality homes in Cornwall. We have given many of our previous developments across the county Cornish names and will continue to do so in the future.
“We apologise for any offence the name of this particular development may have caused and we would be more than happy to replace this with something more appropriate. We would welcome any further suggestions people may have on what the new development name should be.”