Street Naming and Numbering
The Council is responsible for the naming and numbering of streets and buildings. This is to ensure that any new street or building names and numbers conform to national standards (BS7666).
This is important as it allows:
Applying for a new street name and/or postal numbering for new properties
Developers will need to submit an application form and pay the relevant fee. You should include a copy of the development site plan showing plot layouts, with the correct plot numbers clearly marked. This should be in electronic format wherever possible.
Changing a house name
To add a name to your house you must submit an application form and pay the relevant fee. You must also provide the council with:
If a property has an officially allocated number, it will not be possible to replace the number with a name. If the occupier chooses to use a house name in these circumstances the address must still include the allocated property number.
If you do not submit payment of the relevant fee with your application, you will be sent an invoice which must be paid before your application is processed.
Please send all relevant information to:
Street Naming and Numbering Officer
For more information on naming, numbering and charges, please download our street naming and numbering policy [1MB]. You may also contact Royal Mail with your address queries.
This page was last updated on 09/05/2013