The Council's Building Control Department is responsible for naming all new developments and streets as stipulated by Section 11 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (N.I.) Order 1995. Due to the increasing number of new developments being constructed district-wide, it is important that developers adhere to the Councilís policy in relation to naming new developments.
On submitting an application for a new residential development, a property developer is required to submit three proposals for the naming of the new development. These proposals can either relate to the present features of the locality or they can relate to the history of the area. Provided the proposed names are in keeping with Council policy on the naming of new developments, these will be taken to the relevant Environmental Health Committee meeting for approval. If you are a developer and you have an enquiry about the naming of a development, you can contact the Council's Building Control Department.
Certain roads throughout the District which have never been given a name but which may be known locally can also be formally named. This requires a letter explaining the local name, brief history of the area along with a location map showing the road to be named in conjunction with adjacent roads in the area. This will then go to council for approval.
The Council is also responsible for erecting road/street name signage throughout the District. The Council aims to maintain these signs but sometimes they may get damaged. If you would like to report a damaged sign please contact the Council's Technical Services Department.
Building Control Department, Banbridge District Council, Civic Building, Downshire Road, Banbridge, Co. Down BT32 3JY
T: 028 4066 0603
F: 028 4066 0601