You are here:

Street naming and numbering - further guidance

Street renaming and renumbering

On rare occasions, it may be necessary to rename or renumber a street. This is only done as a last resort when:

  • there is confusion over a street name and / or numbering
  • a group of residents are unhappy with their street name as it is causing confusion/problems
  • new properties are built in a street and there is a need for existing properties to be renumbered to accommodate the new properties
  • the number of named-only properties in a street is deemed to be causing confusion for emergency services, deliveries or visitors

A request to rename / renumber a road must be submitted to us in writing. You will need to provide your name, address and contact number / email, and also the reason for renaming / renumbering the properties / street. You can send your request by email.

Residents will be informed of the proposal and their views will be taken into account before proceeding. A formal notice will be posted on site for 21 days and providing no objections have been received, the renaming / renumbering will be approved.