Shropshire Homes has planning permission to build nearly 80 homes in the former quarry on Fishmore Road. The development will be called Quarry Place. Most of the homes will be grouped around a cul de sac. Shropshire Council is seeking views from councillors on naming the road. One obvious answer is that it is called Quarry Place. But we could propose another name.
I’d like to hear your suggestions before sending a selection to Shropshire Council later in the month.
There have been different fashions in street names over the years. Some names like the Bull Ring are ancient and descriptive of former uses. Some reflect geography, for example Corve Street. There have been fashions for names that reflect the rural idyll the housing is usually destroying. Honey Meadow. Chestnut Grove. And some have been named after local dignitaries.
I like names that reflect history or topography and encourage people to ask the question: “Where did that name come from?” But I am open to ideas.
Shropshire Council has a duty to ensure that all roads with properties in the council area are named and all properties numbered and do not conflict with existing local names.