Birmingham City Council

Street Naming and Numbering

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The Importance of Street Naming and Numbering

Sketch of a High Street Name plaque

The appropriate naming and numbering of streets and buildings is vitally important to ensure that properties can be located quickly and efficiently by emergency and delivery services etc. Developers also need official street names and numbers to order connection to utilities. In order to prevent occupiers experiencing problems in obtaining goods and services from a variety of sources, for example applying for a credit card or obtaining goods by mail order, it is therefore essential that we allocate all new addresses.

All new addresses created through the Street Naming and Numbering process are included on our Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) and comply with British Standard 7666. All LLPGs feed into the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), which is the definitive addressing database of land and property in England and Wales.

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