Street naming and numbering
Naming of new streets and registering of properties
The naming and number of new streets and properties is a statutory requirement completed by the Council under Sections 64 and 65 of ‘The Town Improvements Clauses Act 1847’.
- new streets
- new properties
- renaming existing streets (subject to public consultation)
- renumbering buildings
When and how to apply for street naming and numbering
If you’re undertaking a development or converting a property we advise you contact us as soon as planning permission and building regulations have been granted so that we can provide you with advice on completing the application process.
Please note: streets involving royal connotations must be approved by both the council and Cabinet Office, if you intend on naming a street with the use of the word ‘royal’ or any royal connotations it is advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid any potential delays.
Use of the number 13
When submitting an application for street naming the number 13 will be used in all numbering sequences without exception.
View the street naming and numbering policy (PDF)