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Policy Street name and numbering policy

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2. Key principles and the law

2.1 Both the Town Improvement Clauses Act 1847 (TICA 47) and the Public Health Act 1925 (PHA 25) contain provisions for the initial naming and subsequent alteration of street names.

2.2 These two Acts are mutually exclusive, however it is possible to adopt one Act for initial naming and the other Act for subsequent alteration.

2.3 Only the TICA 47 contains explicit provisions for house numbering.

2.4 For reasons of clarity, resilience, and minimised risk, this policy is therefore founded solely on adoption of TICA 47 for all of the aforementioned SNN services.

2.5 Councils can only charge for SNN services that are not a duty. Initial street naming and initial house numbering are a mandatory duty and therefore cannot be charged for. Altering street names or house numbers is discretionary and therefore can be charged for.

2.6 Charges for discretionary services should not exceed the costs of providing the service.