Developers can suggest street names which they would like to be considered and these are welcomed. The Street Naming and Numbering team will initially check to ensure that the same or similar sounding names do not already exist within the same postal area.
The process can take approximately five weeks so the earlier we receive your request, the sooner the new address can be assigned.
Ward and Parish Councillors are contacted with the proposed name and their comments are taken into consideration. On the very rare occasion that agreement on a road name cannot be reached, the matter is passed to the relevant Portfolio Holder to make a final decision.
House numbers are allocated once the road name has been agreed. This usually follows the route that Royal Mail will use for postal deliveries. Houses are numbered to the road that the front door has access to. When allocating numbers, the council also must consider the ease of access to ensure the property can be located quickly and simply, especially by the emergency services.
If you are a developer, have received approval for your development and/or are about to start work on the development building new houses, commercial or industrial premises or undertaking conversions such premises which will result in the creation of new properties or premises then you should contact the Street Naming and Numbering team straight away to commence the process by e-mail to GMSTeam@basingstoke.gov.uk or by writing to:
Street Naming and Numbering
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Please quote the planning approval number, street name suggestions for consideration and enclose the latest version of the development plan.
For further information please read Addressing Guidance Notes