Renaming of an Existing Street Name
Anyone proposing to rename an existing street name or part of a street or assign a name to any street or part of a street that has not been named is advised to make the application through his or her respective Town or Parish Council. An application submitted by an individual will be rejected as not reflecting the views of the residents of the street in question.
As representatives of the people the Town or Parish council should submit an application to rename a street in writing only after careful consideration and if they are aware that the majority of the residents living in that street are in favour of the change.
Once the application has been received the Forest of Dean District Council will carry out a ‘straw poll’ of the residents living in the street in question to see if the majority of them are in favour of the change of street name. At least two thirds of the residents must be in favour of the change for the FODDC to proceed.
The FODDC will then post notices of an intended order to rename the street (or part of, or to assign a name to the street or part of). Any person aggrieved by the intended order have the right of appeal details of which will be given on the notice.
A charge will be levied to the applicant and each household effected by the alteration.
Renaming of an existing street name £35.00 per household
Additional charge of £175.00 will also be made to the applicant requesting a change of street or building name plus the cost of replacing/supplying and fixing of any new street nameplates
Prior to any registration of the new address the applicant and affected households will be invoiced.
For more information please contact
Tel: 01594 812449