North West Wales

Plans for restrictions on street names in Conwy

People living in Conwy will not be living in streets with names which could cause a double take, under new plans.

The council has reviewed its street-naming policy and ruled out any which might cause offence.

Conwy's new policy reads: "Aesthetically unsuitable names such as Tip House, Pit Lane will be avoided.

"Or names capable of deliberate misinterpretation like Hoare Road, Typple Avenue, Swag House, etc."

The council also hopes to stop developers using bland, similar or generic street names, recommending those with a historic connection instead.

The policy goes before councillors next week and new street names will also either be in Welsh or bilingual, in keeping with Conwy's Welsh language scheme.

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