Importance of a street name

A street name is the initial building block for any address.

Any new street name should be distinctly different to any other existing street name in the local area. This is critical for the provision of emergency services and essential in the delivery of other services to the properties in the street.

Local authorities may accept proposals for street names from developers or members of the community or they may request they are chosen from an agreed list. Either way it is important to make sure that any proposals are thoroughly researched to make sure they meet the requirements laid down in the local authorities SNN Policy and meet standard conventions detailed in this section.