How to apply for new street names

Where new roads are constructed, developers will be required to propose a suitable name(s) for adoption by the Highway Authority (Salford City Council). We check they will not cause problems with any existing names in the city, and they meet our policy requirements.

Full details of this process can be found in our street naming and numbering policy which can be downloaded below.

As part of the service of postal addressing the city council liaises with the Royal Mail, organising relevant postcodes and confirming the full and correct postal address to an applicant.

All new postal addressing is posted on this website and we also ensure that all relevant and statutory authorities and organisations are notified of new address designations.

Where a street is created as all or part of a new development, all costs for the erection of new street name plates will be paid for by the property developer. The specification for street name plates can be found in our street naming and numbering policy. Maintenance of street name plates becomes the responsibility of Salford City Council only once the developer has left the site and the street has been adopted.

How to report a problem with a street name sign

Report a problem with a street nameplate

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

Who to contact

Street naming and numbering
Technical Services
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5AS
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This page was last updated on 2 March 2023

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