A creative schoolgirl has won a competition to name an upcoming development in Newbury.

Lily Braidwood, 10, from St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, chose winning name Cherry Blossom Meadows, which is now being proudly introduced by David Wilson Homes.

The five star homebuilder enlisted the help of the local schoolchildren to name the development, located on Hutton Close, which is a joint venture with housing association Sovereign.

After receiving a variety of inventive naming suggestions, Lily was chosen as the competition winner and was presented with a £50 book token as a thank you gift.

She will soon be invited to Cherry Blossom Meadows for a guided tour of the site.

When deciding on their naming suggestions, the pupils were encouraged to consider the local area, most notably the history of Newbury and its villages, landmarks and famous figures.

Rob Allen, sales director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: "When naming our new development in Newbury, we turned to the pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School for their inspiration.

"We’re now please to announce that we’ll be calling the development Cherry Blossom Meadows, thanks to Lily’s wonderful suggestion.

"At David Wilson Homes we strive to ensure we provide more than just quality new properties, and competitions such as these help to include current members of the community in the homebuilding process."

Roger Keeling, strategic asset management director at Sovereign, said: "We’re really pleased to be working with David Wilson Homes on this prime town centre location, providing 80 new quality homes for Newbury."

Demolition work to the site is now underway.