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How does street renaming and renumbering work?

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 can complete our e-form here.

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.