"Brighton & Hove City Council has a statutory duty to carry out the street naming and numbering function for properties within the city. Section 17-19 of the Public Health Act 1925 applies.
In accordance with the above legislation the council has the power to rename an existing street or part of a street if requested to do so.
In order to implement a change of street name the council is required to carry out a consultation process which requires notices to be displayed on the street under Section 18 of the Public Health Act 1925.
The notices are to remain in place for at least 1 month before a change of name can be implemented.
Any person or persons objecting to the name change has the right of appeal to the magistrate's court within 21 days of posting of the notice.
If an appeal is made to the magistrate's court, the local authority must wait until that appeal is heard before a name change can take place
If no appeal is made the name can be officially changed and a new nameplate erected.
In order to begin the consultation process an application must be made to the Street Naming and Numbering (SNN) Officer either in writing to:
Street Naming and Numbering,
Hove Town Hall,
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing an on line application form at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/snn."
That is how the matter stands at the moment. Follow this blog for further developments. In the meantime I notice that the "i" of the offending SNP remains neatly blanked out.