A pupil from Ryhope Junior School has helped inspire the name of a new housing development from Barratt Homes North East in Ryhope. The five star housebuilder launched a competition with the school to name the development, with the winning entry being Cherry Tree Park.

Barratt Homes received dozens of entries from pupils at Ryhope Junior School after they asked the children to come up with names that reflect the history and surroundings of the local area. The winning entry came from Callum Whitfield, who received a Toys ‘R’ Us voucher and was invited to the development with his friends to meet the Barratt team and see the sign in place.

Once complete, Cherry Tree Park will have a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes and is expected to provide around £130m to the local economy and support over 1,300 direct and indirect jobs in the region.

Ashlea Wright, Sales Manager at Barratt Homes North East, commented:

“We always look to support the communities in which we build and develop strong relationships with them, which is why we wanted to team up with the pupils at Ryhope Junior School when naming this development. We received some brilliant entries and everyone did an excellent job, so we’d like to thank everyone at the school for their efforts! Hopefully Callum can take pride in seeing the development he named come to life over the coming months.”

For more information on Barratt Homes, please visit: https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/cherrytreepark