Birmingham City Council

Street Naming and Numbering

Proposals to name a new road

Photo of a house number plaque

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.