A STREET at a development in Lymm will be named after an ‘extremely popular’ former borough councillor.

Former Lymm South Conservative councillor Sheila Woodyatt died in January last year, aged 80.

She was elected to the council in May 1983 and served as mayor in 2000-2001.

During Tuesday’s traffic committee meeting at the Town Hall, members considered a proposal to a name a road at the Tanyard Farm development, off Rushgreen Road, after her.

The request came from Lymm Parish Council.

Committee member Cllr Brian Maher (LAB – Poplars and Hulme) said Sheila was an ‘extremely popular’ councillor.

The Woodyatt family were consulted as part of the process and are in support of the move.

The costs will be met by the developer.

The parish council’s initial suggestion to the council, made in February 2018, was to rename Longbutt Lane from its junction with Grammar School Road to the May Queen Field, to Woodyatt Walk.

However, the council says this was rejected by the Woodyatt family due to the ‘negative association’ that this section of Longbutt Lane has with the community.

Following the rejection from the family, it was agreed that the council would keep in mind the parish council’s request and would wait until a more suitable opportunity, such as a new development in Lymm, presented itself.

Following an appeal against refusal of planning permission, the Planning Inspectorate granted permission for Bellway Homes to construct 64 homes at the Tanyard Farm site, where work has been taking place over recent months.

In February this year, the council was approached by the developer, which asked for the process of naming the new streets within the site to begin.

A special consideration for the inclusion of the Woodyatt name was included as part of the process.

Following the decision by councillors on Tuesday, a street at the site will be named Woodyatt Way.