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Erroneous and superseded street names

Request for information - FOI17765


Thank you for your email of 11 May 2017, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) 2000:

I'm writing with two requests, though I should say that I'm unsure as to the number of data entries that would result.

First, I was wondering if you have a database of all street names which are currently understood to be erroneous, for example streets entered as a result of approved planning applications which have subsequently not been built. If so, are you able to provide this in an excel or .csv format?

Secondly, I was wondering if you have a database of all streets that have been superseded, that is to say streets that have for some reason ceased to be (due to urban planning etc?). As above, would this information be available in excel or .csv formats?

Ideally, I would like the above information for England, however if this is too large or the database does not exist, the area could be limited to Greater London.

Our response

I confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold any information relating firstly to street names which are currently understood to be erroneous and secondly streets that have been superseded.

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