How could I find out where a Birmingham Street got it's name? Would it mean contacting the council?
No parking of caravans on driveways is almost a standard covenant in lidded in the deeds, as is a ban on commercial vehicles, both of which get ignored.Lots of new build estates going up near where I live [not Brum]. There are certainly no reported 'naming ceremonies' conducted by persons 'high and mighty'. Don't forget, as soon as a house is completed, it is sold and occupied, even though the site, in general, might still be under construction. No value in someone being photographed [for the local Newspaper] with mud and machines everywhere.
I know of one Estate [again, not Brum] which was originally an Orchard. No doubt there would have also been a Farmhouse there. The land was sold to a Developer and, as part of the deal, they built her a rather large Bungalow just off the Estate. Her name was Mrs Andrews. The Estate comprises two roads, one of which is called Andrews Drive, and is a cul-de-sac. Roads named as "Drive's", in my experience, would normally be 'through routes'. The other road, I am assuming, may have been named to commemorate her Mother's Maiden Name.
The Estate in question, although Freehold, came with restrictions in the Deeds imposed by Mrs Andrews. viz, no additional building without [her] permission [e.g. Conservatories]. No parking of caravans on driveways. No building on top of Garages. etc.
However, since she is now 'long past', I'm not sure if these restrictions are currently enforceable.
covFor almost 23 years I lived on MOAT LANE Yardley. Now it must mean that there was a caste there at some time, with a Moat around it???
yes thanks maurice...i just thought it a nice gesture using the names pearl and buttonLyn,
The Planning Dept will have plans before giving planning permission and I'm pretty sure they will be named on the plans. Since the onset of the postcodes, the Royal Mail don't really care what the place is called as they need a postcode. They stated long ago that there is no longer any requirement to include a county as they don't use it, only the postcode.
i agree jan...should be easy to find these things out these days...a few years ago i noticed a malthouse gardens i think it was off the lozells road..would put a bet on it there was a malthouse nearby...The council is supposed to work with the contractor to discuss names. These then go to the appropriate committee to be agreed - or not. According to info when I Google docs it. There are some rules about names. I suppose that with all the info at one's fingertips today it is relatively easy to find names with a connection to the site.