Naming and numbering of streets and properties is a statutory function for councils and decisions relating to street naming and numbering are controlled by the council. The purpose of this control is to make sure that any new street names and numbers are allocated logically to ensure amongst other things, the effective delivery of mail and the location of addresses by the emergency services. Clear, unambiguous property addresses are therefore essential.
Many local authorities have adopted a Street Naming and Numbering Policy for the allocation, management and use of all addresses within the authority, including the allocation of street names, changes to property names and the addition of new names.
Following are some policies which are available on council websites.
Ashford Borough Council
Bath and North East Somerset Council
Cambridge City Council
Colchester Borough Council
Conwy County Borough Council
Durham County Council
East Cambridgeshire District Council
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Newport City Council
South Somerset District Council
Wiltshire County Council