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Naming of new streets and numbering of properties

Mar 14, 2018
Naming of new streets and numbering of properties

The Overstrand Municipality has called for public comments on the draft policy relating to its STREET NAMING AND NUMBERING and draft NAMING POLICY.

"Street naming and numbering usually takes place as part of the subdivision and/or development approval process as a matter of course," explained spokesperson, Riana Steenekamp.

She said that the purpose of this policy is to set minimum standards and clear procedures.

  • Names should be in keeping with the theme of surrounding streets when falling within an existing suburb.
  • The length of a name should preferably be limited to what can practically be accommodated on name boards and maps, which are usually no more than 20 characters.

"Council’s separate Naming Policy deals with the ad hoc requirement to name or rename a street, public place, building or other facility to convey an honour on someone or celebrate an occasion, or to replace offensive names or those no longer in keeping with current societal values."

Process of naming

  • Any person, community or organisation may submit a proposal
  • All nominations, proposals or suggestions must be on the prescribed form
  • The proposer must show or supply proof reflecting substantiated support for the nomination from the community most affected, including consideration of local interest and documentary proof where necessary. Such support may include verifiable petitions, referendums or similar instruments.
  • No submission may be offensive, insensitive or hurtful.

All interested persons and organisations are invited to comment on the draft policy relating to street naming and numbering and draft naming policy on or before 16 April 2018.

Comments can be emailed to: ipsec@overstrand.gov.za for attention Lee-Ann Rauch

The proposed policy will be available for perusal during office hours at the Offices of the Area Managers in Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus and Kleinmond; all public libraries in the Overstrand; the municipality’s corporate head office in Hermanus and on the official website at www.overstrand.gov.za and click on Documents and then Policies.