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Policy and Procedures for Street Naming and Numbering

Street Naming - Good practice when selecting a name

  • Avoid using a similar name already in use in the town/village, district or neighbouring district, e.g. Green Street where there is a Greenly Street
  • Avoid using a similar name already in use in the town/village, district or neighbouring district, e.g. Green Close for a development off Green Street
  • Avoid using subsidiary names, e.g., a row of buildings within Green Street being called Green Terrace
  • Avoid street names which are difficult to pronounce or awkward to spell
  • Avoid phonetically similar names within a postal area and, if possible, within the district, e.g., Churchill Road and Birch Hill Road
  • Think about using names that have a local or historical meaning, e.g.  local field names
  • Think about working to a theme (for large developments) e.g., castles, flowers etc.
  • Don’t use  words of more than three syllables, e.g. Rhododendron
  • Don’t use more than two words except in special cases, e.g. Little Winding Brook Road
  • The use of North, East, South or West (e.g. in Green Road North) should only be used where the road is continuous and passes over a major junction.  It is not acceptable when the road is in two separate parts of the town/village or has no vehicular access between the two.  In such a case one half of the street should be completely renamed.