Street naming and numbering

New street names and numbers

Street name guidance

On submission of an application, the Council will consider the developers suggested road names or if they have none, suggest some road names for them. 

The following guides apply:

  1. New street names should avoid the duplication of any similar street name already in use in the city.  A variation in the terminal word, i.e. Street, Road or Avenue will not be sufficient reason to duplicate a name, as this repetition can delay the attendance of emergency services and other services and can also cause confusion for utility companies and delivery companies etc.
  2. Suggested names need to be sufficiently unique to avoid confusion or misunderstanding.
  3. Names of living people are not normally allowed.
  4. Where possible names should reflect the history of the site or acknowledge the geography of the area.
  5. Names that could be seen as advertising are not acceptable.
  6. Names that could be considered offensive will not be accepted.

Street naming process

Once the names have been agreed, the Council will contact Royal Mail and the West Midlands Fire Service for their agreement of the road names.

When they have agreed these names, the Council will consult with Ward Councillors for the area of the development.

Following agreement of the road names the development will be numbered and the Royal Mail contacted to allocate postcodes.

The Council will then issue the addresses to the developer and to all the other relevant bodies that require notification.

Street numbering

For all new development sites and for infill plots in numbered roads, the Local Authority will apply the numbering process to all new properties. Properties will be numbered and addressed from the street with the primary access and delivery point to the property.

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