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SNN policy

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

http://www.ashford.gov.uk/street-naming-and-numbering

 

Bath and North East Somerset Council

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/planning-and-building-control/street-or-property-naming-and-numbering/street-naming-and-1

 

Cambridge City Council

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/street-naming-and-property-numbering

 

Colchester Borough Council

http://www.colchester.gov.uk/streetnaming

 

Conwy County Borough Council

http://conwy.gov.uk/section.asp?cat=4635&Language=1

 

Cornwall Council

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/land-and-property/property-and-street-naming-and-numbering/

 

Durham County Council

http://democracy.durham.gov.uk/documents/s18301/FinalStreetNamingAppendix2.pdf

 

East Cambridgeshire District Council

http://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/housing/street-naming-numbering

 

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/street_numbering_and_naming

 

Newport City Council

http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Planning-Housing/Street-naming-and-numbering/Street-naming-and-numbering.aspx

 

South Somerset District Council

http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/land-and-premises/street-naming-and-numbering/

 

Wiltshire County Council

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planninganddevelopment/streetnaming.htm

 

Carmarthenshire

Naming and Numbering of New Houses and Streets in Carmarthenshire