Naming of streets
New street names
All new street names should end with one of the following suffixes:
Not acceptable street name suffixes:
All new pedestrian ways should end with:
New building names
All new building names should end with one of the following suffixes:
It should be remembered that a new name should be completely different from any already in use in the area. (A change in the terminal word is not considered a different name: ‘Chestnut Close’ would not be allowed if there were already a ‘Chestnut Road’).
For private houses in existing unnumbered roads it is essential that the houses are officially allocated names which are registered with the emergency services. Anyone wishing to change the name of their unnumbered house must also apply to the Council.
Where a property has a number, it must be used and displayed. Where a name has been allocated as well as a number this must always be used with the number: it cannot be regarded as an alternative. Names for all buildings must be allocated by the Council except for private dwellings with numbers where a name may be used in addition to the number (obviously the chosen name should not repeat an existing name in use elsewhere in the street). If you wish to call your house ‘Dunroamin’, this is quite acceptable to the Council as long as you continue to use the street number. More than one ‘Dunroamin’ in the street, would however, be unacceptable, following this rationale of this policy and in order to avoid confusion a different, unique name should be chosen. The Council will not formally allocate a name as part of an address unless it meets this criteria.