Housing

The street naming process

Street name suggestions are listed on the Street Naming Register.

Suggestions for street names for housing developments can be made by:

Town and parish councils are encouraged to state their suggestions for street names early in the development process, to ensure ideas are known by developers. If the developer has no suggestions for a street name, we'll select a name.

Where proposals involve naming streets after individuals careful consideration is given to the suitability. Wherever possible we support the use of proposed names that reflect local history and heritage.

Street naming checks and consultation

As part of the street naming process we'll check with the Post Office to ensure there's no risk of duplication, or confusion with existing street names.

During the street naming process a period of consultation takes place with town or parish councils. At this stage alternative names can be put forward, views can be heard and any objections can be raised.

If any objections arise, or alternative names are put forward, the consultation exercise will be repeated and those involved will be informed of the proposed changes.

Report problems with street signs

Use our online forms to report problems with existing street signs.

Also see

Street Naming and Numbering

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