Street naming and numbering guidance for new developments

Street naming and numbering guidance for new developments

Guidance for property developers

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

A completed street naming and numbering application form along with:

  • Site layout plan (plans should be the latest approved under planning for the new property plans 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).

When we have received your application and the site layout plan, we will do the following:

  • Review the new street names with relevant parties
  • notify interested parties of the new street names
  • devise a numbering schedule for the properties
  • contact the developer to arrange payment
  • confirm addresses and any new street names with the developer.

Note for developers:

  • Developers should ensure that they have the necessary planning permission before applying
  • property addresses cannot be released until the foundations of buildings on the site are in place
  • please make us aware if any changes are made to the layout of the development after the application has been made.

Large developments

Where large developments require the building of new roads, the names of these roads have to be approved by the local council. We undertake a thorough consultation process to obtain local agreement to any proposed street names.

Developers should contact us early during the development of new properties. This helps to reduce the time taken to consult for new street names and to obtain postcodes from Royal Mail.

However, developers should note that we cannot release any new addresses until construction of the properties on-site has commenced.

Please note charges may apply for these requests/amendments.

You can use our online application form to apply for the street naming and numbering service.

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