If you are a developer of a large estate, you should contact us as soon as possible, preferably before you commence work on site and ideally before an unofficial name has been created, marketed or legal documentation drafted, so that we can process the naming of any new streets and the numbering of your new properties without delay.
If an application is submitted at a late stage and is subsequently rejected, numerous problems can arise, especially if purchasers have bought properties marketed under an unapproved name.
You are therefore strongly advised to be very cautious in the use of marketing names for your new development because if it fails to meet the specified criteria it will not receive the Council’s approval and will therefore not be retained as part of the address. Any literature distributed to prospective purchasers should clearly state that the marketing name may not necessarily form part of the property address.
The Council reserves the right in all circumstances to replace a marketing name with a street name of its choosing.
Please note: new street names will have to comply with the Council’s Policy on Naming and Numbering Streets and Houses , which states at paragraph 5.3 “Where new streets or estates are being named, the new names will be based on the native and historical Welsh names in the area. When a new name is to be adopted, that will be done in Welsh only.” Names that do not conform to this requirement will not be accepted.
We will check your suggested street names for duplication in the local area and forward them to Royal Mail and the relevant Town or Community Council for consultation. It may save time if you were to consult the relevant Town or Community Council direct, before submitting your application.
When we have an agreed name, we will then register the street name(s) and prepare a numbering schedule. The information is then sent to Royal Mail, public utilities, emergency services, Land Registry, Ordnance Survey and relevant Council services.
You will also be sent a copy of the naming and numbering schedule (which may include the Postcode allocated by Royal Mail) from which we would ask you to inform all your prospective purchasers of their new property address.
Where appropriate, you will be asked to provide new street name plates to our standard design and specification.
This service is not currently chargeable.