Schoolboy sky high at naming Haddenham road

Ben with the road sign
Ben with the road sign
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An 11 year old from Haddenham Community Junior School is flying high after his road name was picked to feature on a new development.

Ben Rose came up with Pilots Place and was chosen as a winner by Persimmon Homes after a competition it ran for the launch of its Chilworth Gate development in Haddenham.

Persimmon put forward their winners to Aylesbury Vale District Council, who made a final decision on road names.

Ben said: “I suggested Pilots Place because we had talked in class about how the space used to be an airfield and I wanted to come up with a street name that related to the history of the area.”

Elaine Stratford, sales and marketing director at Persimmon Homes Thames Valley, said: “All of the pupils worked really hard at this competition last year and the name suggestions were brilliant.

“We could not be more pleased that one of our winners was picked by the council as it will be something Ben can remember for years to come and strengthens our link with the local community.”

In addition to seeing his chosen name on the roadside for years to come, Ben will also be taking to the air as bosses at Persimmon have treated him to a flight over the area.