Leicestershire Act 1985




See the notes above on Local Acts.



Section 2: “the county" means the county of Leicestershire;

"the county council" means the Leicestershire County Council;

"district" means a district in the county;

"district council" means the council of a district;

"street" has the meaning given by section 329 of the [Highways Act 1980];”

Section 19:

“(1) A district council may allocate to the buildings in a street in their district such numbers as they think fit.

(2) Where a number has, or numbers have, been allocated to a building under this section or under section 64 of the Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847, the district council may serve on the owner or occupier of the building a notice requiring him within such period, not less than three weeks, as may be specified in the notice to mark the building with that number, or those numbers, in such a way as to make the mark legible from the Street.

(3) The owner or occupier of a building shall -

(a) maintain the mark in such a way that it remains legible from the street; and

(b) keep the view of the mark from the Street unobstructed to such extent as is practicable.

(4) A district council may alter the number or numbers allocated to a building, and where they do so subsections (2) and (3) above shall apply to the altered number or numbers.

(5) A district council may, instead of requiring a building to be marked with a number or numbers under this section, require it to be marked with such other means of identification as they may, at the request of the owner or occupier, allow; and subsections (2) and (3) above shall have effect accordingly.

(6) An owner or occupier of a building who without reasonable excuse -

(a) fails to comply with a notice served on him under subsection (2) above; or

(b) contravenes subsection (3) above;

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

(7) The following provisions of the Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 shall cease to have effect in the county:-

(a) in the words introducing sections 64 and 65, the words

"and numbering the houses";

(b) in section 64 the words from "shall from time to time "to "think fit, and", and the words "number or" wherever occurring;

(c) section 65.”

Section 19 introduces a new legislative scheme for street numbering to apply in the administrative county of Leicestershire (which at the time included Leicester City).