The main road running through the new Barton Park development has been named Barton Fields Road.
The decision by the City Council follows 12 months of consultation with residents of the existing Barton estate who were invited to submit their suggestions.
All streets in the new housing development will be named after flora and fauna as well as people with a strong connection to Barton, including Barry Holden, John Boyce, Witold Pilecki, and Vashti de Montfort Wellborne, among others.
Councillor Mike Rowley, Board Member for Housing and Property Services, said: “I’m delighted that the city council allowed local communities the opportunity to contribute to this process that will have a lasting legacy on their area. The name of the main road fits well with our commitment to integrate the new development to the existing Barton estate and surrounding neighbourhoods.
Barton Fields Road is purely descriptive and neutral as it commemorates the traditional landscape of small fields that will be replaced by the new housing. I'm pleased there will be tributes to people who have served the community, particularly Barry Holden who is very much missed.”
Barton Park will provide a total of 885 much needed new homes for Oxford including 354 affordable ones. The first phase of housing development will be delivered by Hill Residential, who are expected to submit a planning application for the first 237 new homes this year.
Subject to planning permission, house building at Barton Park will begin in the summer of 2016 with the first residents expected the following year.