Why do we have street naming and numbering

The naming and numbering of streets and buildings within Bury is a statutory function of Bury Council (hereafter known as "the Council"), covered by Section 64 and 65 of the Town Improvement Clauses Act 1847 and the Greater Manchester Act 1981. SNN will now be carried out in accordance with British Standard BS7666:2006.

SNN was a function previously carried out by the Building Control section. However due to greater national demand for integration with the LLPG Bury has decided to fully integrate the SNN into the LLPG Custodian's role. Following is a set of guidance notes on the new procedures.

The Council will advise Royal Mail of all address change intelligence via the NLPG Hub. Royal Mail should then issue back to the Council postcode and postal town information, again via the NLPG Hub.

The Council is not responsible for the assignation of postcodes to addresses. The Royal Mail does this. Any queries about postcodes can be dealt with by the Royal Mail by calling 0906 302 1222 (postcode enquiries) or via the Royal Mail web site.

The address of a property has become a very important issue. Organisations such as the Post Office, emergency services and the general public need an efficient and accurate means of locating and referencing properties.

The purpose of this guidance note is to provide advice to developers and building occupiers on the naming and numbering procedures of Bury Council.

The Council is happy for developers or occupiers to propose names for consideration. It is suggested that more than one new name is suggested, and that the names proposed meet the criteria set out (see other pages in this section).

The Council (Highways Department) will provide the specification for street name plates but it is the developer's responsibility to provide and attach the name plates. Please e-mail traffic@bury.gov.uk for further details.

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