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Design of new streets and parking

Information about design standards, available guidance, adoption of streets, who is responsible for street naming, changing part of your address and search for a property.

How are planning schemes influenced by new streets and parking design standards?

The highway and development management team assess any developmental proposal that has highway implications, which includes single dwellings, large residential developments, hospitals, and industrial estates. The assessment includes proposed development street layouts and how they are designed, such as their dimensions, construction specification, access and egress proposals, and junction design.

Parking of vehicles is one of the main aspects of any layout design and proposals are assessed to ensure this element meets with council policies and national guidance.

The team provides advice on highway matters relating to pre-application discussions and planning applications.

The team does not take responsibility for the maintenance or repair of the public highway infrastructure.

Is there any guidance available on new street and parking design?

National guidance relating to new street design and parking is available from the Department for Transport website:

Department for Transport - Manual for Streets (external website)

A new East Riding of Yorkshire Council Parking and Layout Guide is being formulated. The guide will relate to new residential/commercial/retail development proposals and include how much parking provision will be required for each type of development. This is an important detail as East Riding of Yorkshire is mainly rural in area and cars are the most common form of transport. The guide will be available in the near future and posted on the website. 

For further information contact us:

By phone

Tel: (01482) 393753

By post

Highway Development Management Team
Planning and Development Management
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA.

What is involved in the adoption of streets?

New streets

When new developments are given planning permission, an application for 'construction approval' can be made, which when granted, ensures the proposed highway infrastructure (streets) are to be constructed to this council's specification. Details of what is required in the application are contained in the following document:

Construction details (pdf 55.3kb opens in new window)

Once construction approval has been given the developer is provided with 'section 38' application forms. These forms, along with layout plans comprise a section 38 agreement which is a voluntary agreement between the developer and the council. This agreement enables the highway infrastructure (streets) to be eligible for adoption as publicly maintained, once the maintenance period (1 year after completion) has elapsed, and subject to all works being satisfactorily completed in accordance with the agreed specifications.

Existing streets

The council, as highway authority, can adopt streets under section 228 of the Highways Act 1980. Generally, section 228 relates to older streets that either do not have a section 38 agreement or have never been publicly-maintained.

If you wish to pursue an adoption under this procedure please get in touch:

By phone

Tel: (01482) 393753

By post

Highway Development Management Team
Planning and Development Management
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA.

Is there any guidance available on new street and parking design?

National guidance relating to new street design and parking is available from the Department for Transport website:

Department for Transport - Manual for Streets (external website)

A new East Riding of Yorkshire Council Parking and Layout Guide is being formulated. The guide will relate to new residential/commercial/retail development proposals and include how much parking provision will be required for each type of development. This is an important detail as East Riding of Yorkshire is mainly rural in area and cars are the most common form of transport. The guide will be available in the near future and posted on the website. 

For further information contact us:

By phone

Tel: (01482) 393753

By post

Highway Development Management Team
Planning and Development Management
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA.

Who is responsible for street naming and house numbering?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the responsible authority for providing Street Naming and Numbering services within the East Riding. 

The Address Management Team carries out statutory Street Naming and Numbering functions in accordance with legislation outlined in the Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 Sections 64 and 65, The Public Health Act 1925 Sections 17-19 and The Humberside Act 1982 Section 34. This service relates to:

  • new residential and business developments 
  • new individual property developments
  • naming or re-naming existing properties
  • re-naming of existing streets.

This is a statutory service the council provides to name streets and name and number properties and it is essential that all properties are given an official address. Maintaining a comprehensive and high standard for naming streets, and numbering and/or naming ensures:

  • the consistency of property-based information across local government and within the user community
  • speedy and accurate location of properties by the Emergency Services
  • reliable delivery of services and mail
  • visitors can find where they want to go.

Changes to an existing address

For changes to an existing address please complete Application Form A below:

Application Form A - Changes to an Existing Address (pdf 217kb opens in new window)

New developments not requiring street naming

For new developments not requiring street naming (such as infill plots, conversions, merges/splits) please complete Application Form B below:

Application Form B - New Developments Not Requiring New Street Naming  (pdf 122kb opens in new window)

New residential or business developments requiring new street naming

For new residential or business developments requiring new street naming, please complete Application Form C below:

Application Form C - New Developments Requiring New Street Naming (pdf 128kb opens in new window)

Once complete, please email to: streetnaming.numbering@eastriding.gov.uk

or post to:

Address Management Team
Planning and Development Management
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA.

For further information please see the Street Naming and Numbering Policy or contact the Address Management Team on (01482) 393967/393943.

Street Naming and Numbering Policy (pdf 136kb opens in new window)

Can I change any part of the address of my property?

Property owners may apply to add a name to their property or change the existing name, and if a property has been allocated a number, it must continue to retain the number as well as the property name. Only under exceptional circumstances will the Address Management Team consider the removal of a property number, such as a change of access to a non-numbered street. 

To add/amend your property name please complete the Street Naming and Numbering Application Form A.

Application Form A - Changes to an Existing Address (pdf 217kb opens in new window)

Once complete, please email to: streetnaming.numbering@eastriding.gov.uk

or post to:

Address management Team
Planning and Development Management
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
HU17 9BA.