Approved suffixes for new street and building names

All names should end with a terminal word or suffix from the following list which indicates the nature of the development.

All new street names should end with one of the following suffixes:

  • Avenue - for a residential road
  • Crescent - for a crescent-shaped road only
  • Close - for a cul-de-sac only
  • Circus - for a large roundabout
  • Dene - only for exceptional use in appropriate locations
  • Drive - for a residential road
  • Gardens - for a residential road (subject to there being no confusion with any local open space)
  • Grove - for a residential road
  • Hill - for a hillside road only
  • Lane - for any short road or access-way
  • Mead - only for exceptional use in appropriate locations
  • Mews - for a short road at the rear of, and parallel to, a terrace of buildings
  • Place - for any short road or access-way
  • Rise - for a hillside road only
  • Row - for a terrace of buildings (but not as a subsidiary name)
  • Road - for any thoroughfare
  • Street - for any thoroughfare
  • Square - for a square only
  • Terrace - for a terrace of buildings (but not as a subsidiary name)
  • Vale - only for exceptional use in appropriate locations
  • Way - for a major road
  • Wharf - only for exceptional use in appropriate locations

Unacceptable suffixes for streets

  • Court
  • Cross
  • End
  • Gate
  • Meadow
  • Park
  • Side
  • View
  • Walk

All names for new pedestrian-only routes should end with one of the following suffixes:

  • Path
  • Walk

All new building names should end with one of the following suffixes:

  • Apartments - residential only
  • Buildings - business or residential
  • Court - residential only
  • Heights - high block, business or residential
  • House - business or residential
  • Lodge - residential only
  • Mansions - residential only
  • Point - high block, residential only
  • Studios - mixed business/residential only
  • Tower - high block, business or residential
Page last updated: 21 Oct 2020