Grove Airfield Development (GAD) ‘Wellington Gate’

6 July 2018 – Street names for Phase 1 of Wellington Gate

Grove Parish Council has suggested the first 9 of 100 -150 street names for the first phase of the Grove Airfield Development. They are all names associated with the aircraft (both British and American) that flew from Grove during WWII. The names promoted by the Parish Council have still yet to be agreed with the District Council and Persimmon Homes, and are as follows:

Wellington, Windsor, Whitley, Horsa, Dakota, Liberator, Sentinel, Mustang and Norseman

Further names of aircraft, notable people, local landowners, WWII farm names and Parish Councillors who have either ‘died in office’ or completed over 15 years service, but have passed away are further suggestions from the Parish Council.

Residents who would like to suggest names for Wellington Gate are encouraged to contact the Parish Clerk, contact details are on the Home page.


Persimmon Homes (Wessex) announced on Wednesday 24 January 2018 that it has given the Grove Airfield Development the name of ‘Wellington Gate’. The Vickers-Armstrong Wellington Bomber was one of a number of types of Aircraft to use RAF Grove from the summer of 1942 to the summer of 1943, using the airfield and skies above to train air and ground crews.

The outline application for 2,500 dwellings on the former Airfield with a mix of market and affordable houses and flats has now been approved by the District Council (See decision notice dated July 2017 below).

In addition to the housing, the application includes a new local centre which will include a supermarket, other shops, a library and other community facilities. Also included are plans for two primary schools, a secondary school, playing fields and other large areas of open space.

A website has been set up by Persimmon Homes (Wessex) dedicated to the Grove Airfield Development. Please click on the following link and visit the site the site: (Grove Parish Council is not responsible for the content of this website). The website is ‘work in progress’ and will therefore be updated by Persimmon Homes (Wessex) as and when new information is made available.

The application can be viewed at

The Full decision (with conditions) is detailed in the documents listed below.

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