Street naming and numbering

New streets and developments

Owners, developers or agents of a new development creating one or more new roads should contact us as soon as planning permission is granted.

Apply to name new streets and developments

Naming new streets

Your proposed names will be checked against our street names database to ensure that there are no streets with similar names already in the same postcode area. The proposed names will then be forwarded to the Ward Councillors and Historical Societies for consideration. Councillors will consider the name and may approve it or suggest another name. We will forward any suggestions to you. Once both parties are happy, we will officially allocate the street name, however the Ward Councillor will make the final decision.

If your proposed names do not meet our criteria for naming streets we reserve the right to alter them. We will forward our suggestions to you for information and will officially allocate the street name and a postcode from Royal Mail.

Once the name has been accepted and registered by Royal Mail, the details will be entered onto their database. 

Street nameplates

All costs for the supply and erection of new street nameplates will need to be met by the property developer. All new nameplates should be provided in accordance with the Council's specification, The specification will be provided by the Street Naming and Numbering team on request.

Naming developments

If you wish to have your development named, we recommend that you provide us with a list of three names in order of preference for Royal Mail to approve. This will reduce delays in case your preferred choice is not acceptable to Royal Mail.

For an infill development of two or more properties accessed from a private drive, we may decide to give the development a property group name, for example, 1-3 New Court, Existing Street.

Get in touch about street naming and numbering

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.