Naming and numbering of properties and streets

The Council is authorised to name or rename any road, either public or private

We consult with the Royal Mail and the developer to ensure that suitable names are chosen.

The types of street that are named and numbered range from new large developments with many roads to smaller developments of just a few houses.

Developers contact the authority to request an address once building work has started. Developers may suggest names for roads themselves, which are considered, bearing in mind that a preference has been expressed for local historic names. We ask for three proposals in order of preference, so that the Council's standard consultation procedure with the Post Office and ward councillors may be implemented. House numbers are allocated once the road name has been agreed. Confirmation of the postal address and layout plans for door numbers are sent to the developer, the Royal Mail, emergency services and utility companies. The Royal Mail will then assign a postcode.