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To apply for new street names please complete the Register a New Address form and we will contact you to confirm locations. Developers are encouraged to suggest street names in accordance with these guidance notes, but there are a number of things to bear in mind when doing this;

  • No street name should start with ‘The’ 
  • Street names cannot be duplicated within the area 
  • Subsidiary names cannot be created, for example Kings Mews coming off King Street, as this could potentially cause confusion 
  • Similar sounding names should be avoided, i.e. Churchill Road & Birch Hill Road 
  • Street names should not be difficult to pronounce or awkward to spell 
  • Names of living persons are not allowed 
  • Names of deceased persons where there are living relatives, i.e. family names, should only be used if the permission of the family has been obtained 
  • Where suggestions to commemorate past dignitaries or characters from within the Borough, only the surname will be used as part of the street name 
  • Street names that could be construed as advertising will not be allowed 
  • Street names that could be considered offensive, i.e. racist , obscene or would contravene any aspect of the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy will not be acceptable; nor are names that could encourage defacing of nameplates 
  • Names should preferably have less than 3 syllables 
  • The street names should, where possible, reflect the history or geography of the site or area 

Additionally, the Council is supporting our Armed Forces by offering bereaved service families the chance to name new streets after their loved ones as a lasting commemoration for service personnel killed in the line of duty.  The Council will consult with families and work with developers in local areas on naming streets accordingly.

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