Street Naming and Numbering - Addressing Guidance and Policy Consultation

Closes 7 Jan 2022

Opened 24 Nov 2021


South Lakeland District Council has a statutory duty to provide every property in their area with an individual, authoritative address, name roads and allocate house numbers, or names to new property. 

We are consulting on a new document ‘Street Naming and Numbering Guidance and Policy’.  It is intended to help the public, Parish Councils and property developers address properties using the principles of good addressing. 

Why your views matter

The policy will be used to assist the Council in determining an appropriate street name and property number or name, one that will not have the potential to cause ambiguity, misunderstanding or confusion.

It has been developed using guidance and recommendations contained in the Data Entry Conventions and Best Practice for the National Address Gazetteer published by GeoPlace, and it ensures compliance with BS7666.

We are asking for your views on the draft document, which can be viewed once you enter the consulation.

Give us your views


  • South Lakeland


  • All residents


  • Policy & Performance