Part of the Ridgewood Farm site which is to be developed to provide 1,000 new homes (file photograph)

What names should roads have on new Ridgewood Farm development?

Road names for the opening phase of the 1 000 homes Ridgewood Farm development are under consideration.

Developer Taylor Wimpey has asked Uckfield Town Council for ideas for the first ten roads.

Councillors, at a meeting on Monday, felt having to put names forward by mid November did not give enough time for proper consideration and research.

They hoped the names would be appropriate to the development, in a similar way to the new College Place development next to St Philip’s school.

That name reflects the former convent’s use as a pioneering agricultural college. The building was demolished to make way for the new homes.


One idea suggested by councillors was to have a theme based on the Ridgewood site’s long farming use.

Another suggestion was that the roads could also remember people who had worked the land for many generations.

Councillors are to forward their ideas to the town clerk.

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