Decision details

Street Naming Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A Street Naming Policy to provide advice and guidance to developers and existing property owners, setting out how the Council controls the naming and numbering of streets and properties under the provisions of the Public Health Act 1925 – Sections 17 to 19. In line with the Council’s commitment to the Welsh Language Standards, there are important Welsh Language considerations in relation to new street names.  The policy set out in the document is that for new street names, a Welsh name should be adopted which is “consistent with the local heritage and history of the area”. This will also remove the need for English to Welsh translations for street names.  The policy also sets out the corporate requirements around the Corporate Address Gazetteer, which is the primary address register used in the delivery of Council services.

The Draft Street Naming Policy was approved for consultation in November. The subsequent public consultation received 2,248 responses.



RESOLVED: that the street naming policy attached to the report be approved and Council be recommended to adopt the Street Naming policy.



Publication date: 30/09/2019

Date of decision: 26/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/10/2019

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