The first scheme and property naming

The First Scheme does not authorise properties to be named as an alternative to numbering.

Local authorities who rely on the First Scheme or a Local Act that only refers to numbering properties and not naming, could use Section 111, Local Government Act 1972 to authorise naming a property.

Under the First Scheme the local authority would still have to number the property to be compliant with their duty but could add a name in addition to the number.

The situation is slightly different under a Local Act where numbering is often a power. However, for consistency it is advised that properties with a name should still be numbered.