What’s in a name?

Braintree District Council advised us that as the new  housing development along Colchester Road includes a service road to the 8 houses then the new road should be named. The developer asked if their name of Chalkney  View could be incorporated. The PC considered that there was already a substantial  use of the name Chalkney in the village. Also it rather rubbed salt in the wounds of those residents who will lose their own view of Chalkney woods!

Historical records  dating back to the early 19th century show that the field on which the houses are being built was originally known as Mill Field so this name has  now been suggested and agreed.

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