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Street naming information for developers

If you're a developer or owner of a new property you must:

As part of the street naming process developers must supply our Street Naming and Numbering Team with:

  • a written request to name and number the new streets on the development
  • a site location plan
  • a site layout plan
  • written confirmation of the final plot layout (when confirmed) for the purpose of numbering
  • an approximate date of when occupation is expected
  • suggestions for the names of any new streets (if you prefer for us to propose street names, we'll be happy to arrange this)

Naming developments

A single dwelling will be named (or numbered) into the existing street; often letters of the alphabet are used along with the adjoining number.

Small developments on existing streets may need an additional identifying name.

When a street name is approved via tha street naming process, we'll register it, and prepare a 'postal schedule of addresses'.

Developers will receive a copy of the postal schedule, and:

  • a numbered plan of the development
  • the approximate position of any street signs
  • a street nameplate specification (developer are responsible for providing new street nameplates to our specifications)

Developers should inform prospective purchasers of their new property address after receiving the postal schedule.

Informing statutory undertakers

We'll supply a list of organisations you must inform regarding approved street names. Alternatively we can inform them for you.

Within 2 weeks of the allocation of addresses, each organisation must be given:

  • a copy of the numbered plan of the development
  • a copy of the postal schedule of addresses

Also see

Street Naming and Numbering

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551658