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Kirklees Council is the street naming and numbering authority for the area. Duties are undertaken in accordance with provisions of Sections 64 and 65 of the Town Improvement Clauses Act 1847 and Section 18 of the Public Health Act 1925.
The address of a property is a very important issue. The objective of street naming and numbering is to establish a unique, unambiguous and logical address for each property so that it can be easily and quickly located to facilitate:
- Rapid responses by ambulance, fire and police services;
- The delivery of post and other items by the Royal Mail, courier services and other organisations;
- Accurate record keeping regarding registration of property and legal transactions.
If you are a developer of a large estate you should contact us as soon as you commence work on site. Naming new streets involves a consultation exercise where we engage with stakeholders including Royal Mail, local ward councillors, parish councils and members of the public.
This can be a lengthy process and we would advise you to allow a minimum of three months for the procedure to be completed.
You will need to submit up to date plans of the site showing the layout of the proposed new street(s), any surrounding existing streets and all the plots that require new addresses. You must inform us of any changes to the site layout.
Suggestions for street names should be submitted and will be subject to the following criteria:
- Names cannot be duplicated within the same locality.
- Names for consideration need to be sufficiently unique so as to avoid confusion.
- Names of persons (living or dead) are not generally permitted.
- Preference is often given to names with local connotations, those that reflect the history of a site or acknowledge the geography of the area.
- Names that endorse commercial marketing are not acceptable.
- Names should not be capable of being misconstrued into inappropriate meanings.
- We recommend that you discuss any suggested names with your local ward councillors.
Once we have an agreed suggested name, we will place a legal public notice at the site allowing a period of one month for any objections to the suggested name to be submitted. We do not often receive objections at this stage but if we do we will contact you.
When the notice period ends we will register the street name(s), prepare a numbering schedule and inform stakeholders. Stakeholders include you as the developer, Royal Mail and relevant Council services. We will send you a copy of the naming and numbering schedule and we would ask you to use this to inform all your prospective purchasers of their new property address.
Towards the end of the process we will order the street nameplates. The number and cost of these will depend upon the layout of the site and the size of nameplate/s required. We will invoice you for the cost of making and erecting the nameplates. We have a standard nameplate which we use throughout the area and it will not be possible to erect your own street nameplates.
If you are a developer of a new property (single or small development), you should contact us as soon as you commence work on site. A single or small development of three or less will usually be numbered into the existing street. If there are insufficient numbers available a sequence of alphabetical suffixes (a,b,c, etc) will be added to the number (for example 12a, 12b, 12c).
Once the number/addresses have been allocated we will register the addresses with stakeholders as we do for multiple plot sites and inform you. It is your responsibility as developer to let your prospective purchasers know their addresses after this stage.
- Numbering schemes will not be issued until plots have commenced on site.
- Buildings will be numbered according to the street in which the main entrance is located, which may not necessarily be the vehicular access.
- All numbers will be allocated in a logical sequence, number 13 will be excluded.
- For new streets, odd numbers will be allocated to properties on the left hand side of the road and even numbers to those on the right.
- Dependent upon the layout of the site, a small cul-de-sac may be numbered consecutively in a clockwise direction.
If you are converting an existing building into flats or building new flats you should contact us as soon as you commence work on site. You will need to submit floor plans showing the plot number of each flat. We will discuss the numbering sequence of flats with you. We will need to know the arrangement for delivery of mail and access for postmen (eg each flat to have its own letterbox; pigeon holes in a communal area; key pad on main door).
- Numbering schemes will not be issued until plots have commenced on site.
- In most cases the whole block will be given a number/name onto the existing street and the individual dwellings within will be numbered in a logical sequence.
- If a multi-occupied building has entrances in more than one street, but each entrance leads to a separate occupier, then each entrance will be numbered in the appropriate street.
- A named building will not have more than one number in any one street.
If a property is already numbered a property owner can add a name to the existing property address as long as it does not conflict with an existing property name in that locality. The name will not officially form part of the registered property address and the property number must still be displayed and referred to in any correspondence.
Any changes to existing naming or numbering can only be authorised by the Council. The renaming or renumbering of existing streets and buildings is only normally considered when changes occur that cause (or are likely to cause) problems for the occupiers, the Emergency Services or Royal Mail.
On rare occasions it becomes necessary to rename or renumber a street. This is usually only done as a last resort when:
- there is confusion over a street's name and/or numbering;
- a group of residents are unhappy with their street name;
- new properties are built in a street and there is a need for other properties to be renumbered to accommodate the new properties;
- the number of named-only properties in a street is deemed to be causing confusion for visitors, delivery or emergency services.
Existing residents will be contacted and their views taken into account. We will consult with stakeholders including Royal Mail, local ward councillors and parish council.
Members of the public requesting the replacement or maintenance of existing street nameplates should ring 01484 221550 to report.
At the moment there is no charge for the street naming and numbering process but this position is under review. Developers are charged for street nameplates for new developments.
Applications for street naming and numbering need to include:
- Written details of the proposal and full contact details.
- A site plan, preferably to scale (1:1250, 1:1000 or 1:500 are most suitable), which shows street names, existing property numbers and enough of the surrounding area to enable it to be referenced to Ordnance Survey mapping.
- Floor plans, including plot numbers, for developments of multi-storey apartments or offices.
- Building Regulations reference number
- For developments requiring new street names, suggestions should be sent in with the application. The plans required for these developments must have plot numbers clearly shown.
Where possible send all requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Building Control
- Building Control
- Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG
- 01484 221550