Street naming and numbering
What is the Council responsible for?
The Council is responsible for:
- officially naming new streets
- allocating official property numbers to all new properties
- renumbering existing properties
- renaming properties and streets
- making sure Royal Mail is told about new or amended property addresses, so it can assign postcodes
- making sure the emergency services are told about new and amended property addresses
- the repair and maintenance of street nameplates
Street naming and numbering guidance
Naming or renaming an existing property
Street names and numbering for new properties
If you have new properties that you have planning permission to build, or have started to build, the Council has the authority to create official addresses. Part of this process will involve contacting Royal Mail for postcode allocation. This is needed so that the utility services can be laid on. We will also send the completed addresses to the Emergency Services and other public sector contacts that need to know.
For developments not involving a new street, please use this online form.
For developments involving a new street, please contact the Street naming and numbering team for a form.
The charges for this service are set out below.
|Scale of development||Charge|
|Development not involving a new street name (per plot or the below charges for scale of development, if lower)||£63.00|
|Development including new street name(s)|
|1 to 5 plots||£300.00|
|6 to 10 plots||£390.50|
|11 to 20 plots||£520.00|
|21 to 50 plots||£1,040.00|
|51 to 100 plots||£1,430.00|
|101 plus plots||£1,820.00|