Street Naming and Numbering
Proposals to name a new road
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Where Developers wish to use their own suggestions for new road names, proposals should include:
- A reason for the choice of name.
- A plan showing the street to which the name applies, identifying property entrances.
- A list of relevant parties having an interest in the street with their agreement to the choice of name.
- Names should have a local connection, historically, geographically or culturally.
- Names of living people should not be used.
- Names should not have a commercial connection.
- Names should not be duplicated within the same postcode district e.g. B12 or within Birmingham.
Naming of roads is a legal process and once a new street name has been officially approved, it cannot be renamed without a statutory order.
If you wish to apply for the Naming and Numbering of a New Road, please complete and submit this application form and supply the requested documentation with it.
- Application Form - Addressing for Building Conversions
- Application Form - Change of Name or Registering an Address
- Application Form - New Street Naming and Numbering
- Introduction to Street Naming and Numbering
- Importance of Street Naming and Numbering
- Who Should Apply
- When to Apply
- How to Apply
- How long it will take
- Proposals to name a new road
- Naming a House
- Renaming or numbering of an existing Street
- Street Nameplates