Chelmsford City Council

Street renaming and renumbering

You can contact us to request to rename or renumber your street.

  


Request street renaming

We will only consider requests to rename a street when:

  • there is confusion over a street name
  • a group of residents are unhappy with their street name

 

To request street renaming, you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details

  • the current name of the street

  • a statement explaining why you want to change the name

  • the names and address of the other residents who support the change

  • a suggestion for a new street name 


Once we receive your application, we will:

  • inform you of how long the process will take, and the charge you will need to pay
  • inform all affected residents of the street of the proposal by posting a formal notice on site for 21 days
  • receive any comments and objections
  • submit the application to the magistrate’s court to approve, providing we did not receive any objections. If we do receive valid objections, we will inform you that we will not be changing the name of the street.
  • publicise the name change and advise on new street nameplates
  • update our records

 


Request street renumbering

We will only consider requests to renumber a street when:

  • there is confusion over street numbering
  • there are new properties and the whole street needs to be renumbered to accommodate them
  • there are too many properties with names and no numbers

 

To request street renumbering, you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details

  • the name of the street

  • a statement explaining why you want to change the numbering

  • the names and address of the other residents who support the change

  • a suggestion for the new street numbering 


Once we receive your application, we will:

  • inform you of how long the process will take, and the charge you will need to pay

  • inform all affected residents of the street of the proposal by posting a formal notice on site for 21 days

  • receive any comments and objections

  • submit the application to the magistrate’s court to approve, providing we did not receive any objections. If we do receive valid objections, we will inform you that we will not be changing the name of the street

  • publicise the change

  • update our records

These charges are not subject to VAT.

Creation of new streets and properties

DescriptionCost
Street£100 per street
1-5 dwellings£40 per property
6-25 dwellings£35 per property
26-75 dwellings£30 per property
76 dwellings£25 per property
Change to new addresses due to the development changing after the schedule has been issued£25 per hour

Changes to existing streets and properties

DescriptionCost
Change of address, and/or house name£40 per property
Division of propertySame as numbering of new properties (based on number of properties created, including the original)
Issue of address following demolition and reconstructionSame as numbering of new properties (based on number of properties created, including the original)
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We have recently issued an order to rename part of Fairway Drive in Chelmsford, off Channels Drive, to Brassie Wood.

You can see the road affected hatched red on the map above.

You can also download the official order.

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