Guidance for individual property addresses

Where an existing numbering structure exists

Individual new properties will be addressed according to the pre-existing numbering scheme on their street, and where possible will be given a number which follows on from the previous property. In some cases this will require a suffix of the adjacent number (for instance 3a).

We are required to give all new properties a number.

Where an existing numbering structure does not exist

If the existing surrounding properties do not have numbers, the developer may submit a house name for approval. 

This will be checked to ensure it does not conflict with any other names in the neighbourhood and that it complies with the address management policy [PDF, 0.2MB] - see section 2.3.

Please note charges may apply for these requests/amendments.

You can also fill in our online application form if you would like to apply for a street naming and numbering service.

Guidance for property developers

To enable us to process applications as efficiently as possible, developers should submit a:

Completed application form along with:

  • Site layout plan (plans should be the latest approved under planning for the new property plans and should clearly show the primary access point to the property from the highway)
  • New street name proposal where applicable (it is better to submit this information as soon as possible)

Further details on street naming and numbering for new developments can be found on our guidance for new developments webpage.

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