Wealden District Council
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Street Naming and Numbering

We have has a statutory duty, under the Public Health Act 1925 (Sections 17-19), to ensure that all streets are named and all properties are numbered appropriately.

For this reason, all proposed street names, property names and numbering must be approved by us through a Street Naming and Numbering process. View our Street Naming and Numbering Policy for more details, criteria and guidance.

Please note that we reserve the right to charge for discretionary services under the Local Government Act 2003 (Section 93). The Street Naming and Numbering fees are listed in the Council’s Fees and Charges Book.

Property Name Changes

Please use for Business properties too:

New Addresses and Developments

New Street Nameplates

The provision of street nameplates for new streets is the responsibility of the developer. Please see the specification below:

3mm thick aluminium plate coloured mid-Brunswick green (BS226) with white border 12.5mm (0.5 inches) wide. White Kindersley lettering 87.5mm (3.5 inches) high formed in paint or dye-pressed (not “stick-on” or PVC).

Formed in black recycled plastic. Posts 75mm square by 1200mm long, drilled for metal pin 150mm from base of post. Backboards 25mm thick by 150mm wide, of length and number to suit the plate(s) being attached. 2 metal pins to be supplied with each complete nameplate.

Backboard to be attached to posts with coach bolts, which also pass through the nameplate. Nameplates to be additionally secured to backboards with vandal-proof fixings at maximum spacing of 225mm.

150mm metal pin to be inserted through each post 150mm above base. Posts to be set in ground approximately 450mm, as necessary to make centre of nameboard 600mm above ground level. Base

of each post to be secured with 2 heaped shovels of 6:1 concrete mix. Remainder of hole to be backfilled and ground reinstated as appropriate for location.

To be added to right hand end of street nameplate (with suitable extra length backboard) when required:

Signgenie Limited

Unit 7A North Yard, Pennybridge Lane, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6QB

Tel:      01435 872990

Existing Street Name Plates

We are responsible for the repair and maintenance of existing street nameplates for adopted streets in the district. We can maintain street nameplates for private streets but there may be a cost involved for this service.

Please email planning@wealden.gov.uk and provide the name and location of the damaged or missing street name plate