Street Naming and Numbering

Register new property

Anyone who wishes to register a new individual property should submit a completed application form along with a location plan that highlights the property. The form should be sent to the relevant local office as indicated on the form.

After consulting with The Royal Mail we will write to the applicant confirming full details of the new postal address.

The form should also be used for residential, or commercial developments involving a number of properties and possibly including new streets. The developer should include a drawing showing the final layout of the properties within the development. The preferred format for the drawing is AutoCAD compatible DWG/DXF. The form and drawing should be sent to the relevant local office, as indicated on the form.

Roads and Landscape Services will consult with Local Councillors and Community Councils to agree new street names if required. After consulting with Royal Mail we will write to the developer confirming the new postal address.

Change address of existing property

Anyone who wishes to change the name of an existing property should submit a completed application form along with a location plan that highlights the property to be named. The form should be sent to the relevant local office, as indicated on the form. The change of address may involve the addition of, the change of, or the removal of a property name. An existing house number will be retained however.

After consulting with Royal Mail, we will write to the applicant confirming the new postal address.

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