Plea for fruity names for A2Dominion's development

BICESTER: Streets in the first phase of the 5,000-home eco-town will be named after fruit, vegetables and herbs.

Developer A2Dominion is now asking people to come up with 50 road names within the theme.

Suggestions so far include Peppermint Crescent, Pippin Orchard, Maris Piper Grove, and Savoy Avenue.

A total of 393 homes, as well as a business centre, school and shops will be built in the first phase of the eco settlement.

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1:18pm Mon 12 Nov 12

museli says...

Parsnip parade
Parsnip parade museli
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1:40pm Mon 12 Nov 12

hagar1 says...

Lemon Lane
Lemon Lane hagar1
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2:00pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Darkforbid says...

Time Place, Watermelon Walk, Leek Street etc,,,
Time Place, Watermelon Walk, Leek Street etc,,, Darkforbid
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3:08pm Mon 12 Nov 12

McV2012 says...

Blackberry Way, Strawberry Fields, Peach Close, Tarragon Place, Coriander Rd, Pumpkin Patch.
Blackberry Way, Strawberry Fields, Peach Close, Tarragon Place, Coriander Rd, Pumpkin Patch. McV2012
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3:51pm Mon 12 Nov 12

King Joke says...

Can't be any worse than Greater Leys... Forget-me-not Way etc etc
Can't be any worse than Greater Leys... Forget-me-not Way etc etc King Joke
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4:35pm Mon 12 Nov 12

snert says...

Lingonberry Close
Stinkhorn Road
Corpse Flower Way
Kumquat Street
Lychee Lane
Sharon Fruit Crescent
Turnip Gardens
Lingonberry Close Stinkhorn Road Corpse Flower Way Kumquat Street Lychee Lane Sharon Fruit Crescent Turnip Gardens snert
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4:51pm Mon 12 Nov 12

to ny w says...

Does Rotten Tomatoes qualify?
Personally I would go for White Elephant, it is what it will end up!!
Does Rotten Tomatoes qualify? Personally I would go for White Elephant, it is what it will end up!! to ny w
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4:57pm Mon 12 Nov 12

King Joke says...

Really? Houses in this county tend to fill up as soon as they are built.

I don't think we'll end up with a ghost town like those in Spain or Ireland, but I could be wrong!
Really? Houses in this county tend to fill up as soon as they are built. I don't think we'll end up with a ghost town like those in Spain or Ireland, but I could be wrong! King Joke
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5:03pm Mon 12 Nov 12

snert says...

By "White Elephant" I don't think the issue is that they won't sell
By "White Elephant" I don't think the issue is that they won't sell snert
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5:04pm Mon 12 Nov 12

King Joke says...

You've lost me - if people buy them how will it be a white elephant?
You've lost me - if people buy them how will it be a white elephant? King Joke
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10:32am Tue 13 Nov 12

to ny w says...

King Joke please go to the BaECON blogspot, all will be revealed there.

http://www.baecon.bl
ogspot.co.uk/
King Joke please go to the BaECON blogspot, all will be revealed there. http://www.baecon.bl ogspot.co.uk/ to ny w
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10:42am Tue 13 Nov 12

King Joke says...

So it was pushed through undemocratically and will cost local taxpayers. While this is is bad, it doesn't make it a white elephant - yet. If nobody buys the houses it will be, but we can't comment until we see what occupancy rates arise.

The blog makes a good point about all such 'eco' developments; whereas they may employ high building standards, they're just as car-dependent as standard new-build estates.

It's far greener to live in a 120-year old Victorian terrace, sensibly updated, and use public transport.
So it was pushed through undemocratically and will cost local taxpayers. While this is is bad, it doesn't make it a white elephant - yet. If nobody buys the houses it will be, but we can't comment until we see what occupancy rates arise. The blog makes a good point about all such 'eco' developments; whereas they may employ high building standards, they're just as car-dependent as standard new-build estates. It's far greener to live in a 120-year old Victorian terrace, sensibly updated, and use public transport. King Joke
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10:54am Tue 13 Nov 12

to ny w says...

Cherwell's own internal reports have a risk register where they reckognise many of BaECON's comments. BaECON is an organisation who have both development professionals and planning experts as members. We have consistently been baffled by the lemming like headlong promotion of the ECO TOWN.
At last they are starting to smell the coffee, but after permission had been granted.
Joined up thinking? We say not.
Cherwell's own internal reports have a risk register where they reckognise many of BaECON's comments. BaECON is an organisation who have both development professionals and planning experts as members. We have consistently been baffled by the lemming like headlong promotion of the ECO TOWN. At last they are starting to smell the coffee, but after permission had been granted. Joined up thinking? We say not. to ny w
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12:28pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

to ny w wrote:
Cherwell's own internal reports have a risk register where they reckognise many of BaECON's comments. BaECON is an organisation who have both development professionals and planning experts as members. We have consistently been baffled by the lemming like headlong promotion of the ECO TOWN.
At last they are starting to smell the coffee, but after permission had been granted.
Joined up thinking? We say not.
Did you know that very few schemes branded by protesters as "white elephant" are unsuccessful?
[quote][p][bold]to ny w[/bold] wrote: Cherwell's own internal reports have a risk register where they reckognise many of BaECON's comments. BaECON is an organisation who have both development professionals and planning experts as members. We have consistently been baffled by the lemming like headlong promotion of the ECO TOWN. At last they are starting to smell the coffee, but after permission had been granted. Joined up thinking? We say not.[/p][/quote]Did you know that very few schemes branded by protesters as "white elephant" are unsuccessful? Andrew:Oxford
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2:02pm Tue 13 Nov 12

to ny w says...

Watch this space, there are no private developers in tow, it needs a Housing Association (RSL) with public subsidy to get it off the ground and it will be competing in a market in Bicester that will have an over supply of traditional housing.Got a fight on its hands there.
If A2 Dominion build all 394 houses in the exemplar site,which is of course on greenfield land, within 5 years, we will be shocked.
For WHITE ELEPHANT read WOODS FOLLY.
Watch this space, there are no private developers in tow, it needs a Housing Association (RSL) with public subsidy to get it off the ground and it will be competing in a market in Bicester that will have an over supply of traditional housing.Got a fight on its hands there. If A2 Dominion build all 394 houses in the exemplar site,which is of course on greenfield land, within 5 years, we will be shocked. For WHITE ELEPHANT read WOODS FOLLY. to ny w
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4:18pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

Don't worry Tony, all the families currently on £millions of housing benefit here in Oxford will be forced to fill any empty houses there.
Don't worry Tony, all the families currently on £millions of housing benefit here in Oxford will be forced to fill any empty houses there. Pavinder Msvarensy
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4:24pm Tue 13 Nov 12

to ny w says...

Not so easy, unless they are well healed!!! Of the 394 houses that are consented, A2Dominion have to sell over 250 as open market or shared ownership.
Not so easy, unless they are well healed!!! Of the 394 houses that are consented, A2Dominion have to sell over 250 as open market or shared ownership. to ny w
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9:00pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

to ny w wrote:
Not so easy, unless they are well healed!!! Of the 394 houses that are consented, A2Dominion have to sell over 250 as open market or shared ownership.
More than 60% shared or private ownership...

That's starting to sound like a very desirable place to live.
[quote][p][bold]to ny w[/bold] wrote: Not so easy, unless they are well healed!!! Of the 394 houses that are consented, A2Dominion have to sell over 250 as open market or shared ownership.[/p][/quote]More than 60% shared or private ownership... That's starting to sound like a very desirable place to live. Andrew:Oxford
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9:29pm Tue 13 Nov 12

to ny w says...

Andrew:Oxford wrote:
to ny w wrote:
Not so easy, unless they are well healed!!! Of the 394 houses that are consented, A2Dominion have to sell over 250 as open market or shared ownership.
More than 60% shared or private ownership...

That's starting to sound like a very desirable place to live.
So it might, if you like living in an Irish type estate!!
[quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]to ny w[/bold] wrote: Not so easy, unless they are well healed!!! Of the 394 houses that are consented, A2Dominion have to sell over 250 as open market or shared ownership.[/p][/quote]More than 60% shared or private ownership... That's starting to sound like a very desirable place to live.[/p][/quote]So it might, if you like living in an Irish type estate!! to ny w
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9:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

to ny w wrote:
Andrew:Oxford wrote:
to ny w wrote:
Not so easy, unless they are well healed!!! Of the 394 houses that are consented, A2Dominion have to sell over 250 as open market or shared ownership.
More than 60% shared or private ownership...

That's starting to sound like a very desirable place to live.
So it might, if you like living in an Irish type estate!!
Can you describe your understanding of an "Irish type estate"? It may differ to mine.

I visited a new build one just outside Dublin last year, it was very attractive with large detached houses, each with a decent sized, well tended garden and off-street parking.

Is that the same as your understanding?
[quote][p][bold]to ny w[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]to ny w[/bold] wrote: Not so easy, unless they are well healed!!! Of the 394 houses that are consented, A2Dominion have to sell over 250 as open market or shared ownership.[/p][/quote]More than 60% shared or private ownership... That's starting to sound like a very desirable place to live.[/p][/quote]So it might, if you like living in an Irish type estate!![/p][/quote]Can you describe your understanding of an "Irish type estate"? It may differ to mine. I visited a new build one just outside Dublin last year, it was very attractive with large detached houses, each with a decent sized, well tended garden and off-street parking. Is that the same as your understanding? Andrew:Oxford
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9:26am Wed 14 Nov 12

to ny w says...

I like your style.
Were they all sold and occupied?
I like your style. Were they all sold and occupied? to ny w
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1:11pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

to ny w wrote:
I like your style. Were they all sold and occupied?
They were indeed.
[quote][p][bold]to ny w[/bold] wrote: I like your style. Were they all sold and occupied?[/p][/quote]They were indeed. Andrew:Oxford
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10:37pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Bon Rurgundy says...

King Joke wrote:
Do you get to Stinkhorn Road via Uphill Gardens?
Well done sir! I wouldn't fancy doing the landscaping round there...
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Do you get to Stinkhorn Road via Uphill Gardens?[/p][/quote]Well done sir! I wouldn't fancy doing the landscaping round there... Bon Rurgundy
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1:00am Sat 17 Nov 12

Cherwell says...

Marijuana Way.
Absinthe Alley.
Wormwood Scrubs.
Poppy Parade.
Opium Den.
Marijuana Way. Absinthe Alley. Wormwood Scrubs. Poppy Parade. Opium Den. Cherwell
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12:05pm Sat 17 Nov 12

faatmaan says...

so will the social housing designers names be used for the vegetable roads names, as they are usually inappropriate for use.probably find in years to come on the court pages names of people from Cabbage Patch, Turnip Row, Pea Moor, and the list grows ...........LOL
so will the social housing designers names be used for the vegetable roads names, as they are usually inappropriate for use.probably find in years to come on the court pages names of people from Cabbage Patch, Turnip Row, Pea Moor, and the list grows ...........LOL faatmaan
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12:39pm Sat 17 Nov 12

to ny w says...

Well you have to take your hat off to A2Dominion's PR people.They have tried many stunts, including this one, to win over the public to support this doomed scheme.
If WHITE ELEPHANT isn't appropriate I can't help thinking of Kenny Everett's blonde bimbo who wanted to always be the centre of attention. The 'Look at me me me ' syndrome.
I therefore propose the whole estate be called, au M Everitt.......
CUPID STUNT.
Well you have to take your hat off to A2Dominion's PR people.They have tried many stunts, including this one, to win over the public to support this doomed scheme. If WHITE ELEPHANT isn't appropriate I can't help thinking of Kenny Everett's blonde bimbo who wanted to always be the centre of attention. The 'Look at me me me ' syndrome. I therefore propose the whole estate be called, au M Everitt....... CUPID STUNT. to ny w
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