St Ives 200-home development to be called The Links - but mystery surrounds the person who came up with the name

St Ives

St Ives - Credit: Archant

THE new development in St Ives will be called The Links - and Barratt Homes is looking for the person who suggested it.

The housebuilder revealed its plans for 200 homes on the former golf course at an exhibition in The Burgess Hall in November and asked visitors to vote for the development’s name.

Voters were asked whether they preferred Spire Mews, Cromwell Meadows, Chapel Green, Riverside Gardens, Greenways or Westwood Fields for the title but a ballot with The Links written on it caught the developer’s eye.

Andrew Swindell, managing director at Barratt Northampton, said: “We really enjoyed going through the votes to try and find out which names were the most popular among residents.

“Although we originally asked local residents to pick from a selection of names, we were completely won over by The Links name that was recommended – we think it is the perfect choice for this new development.”

INFORMATION: If you put forward ‘The Links’ e-mail or