Please use the Apply to Rename an Existing Street form.
There is a fee of £37 per property.
All proposals must be accompanied by a site location plan indicating the full length of the street to be re-named or numbered or re-numbered, and you must provide evidence (such as names and signatures) that at least two -thirds of affected residents agree to the change.
Rarely the council may decide that in order to improve the delivery of mail and the routing of emergency services, a street needs to be renamed, or renumbered. We will only do this after consultation with the owners of the affected properties and will always give one month's notice in writing as detailed below. In these circumstances all costs associated with providing and erecting street nameplates will be met by us
The Royal Mail may also approach us where they believe there is an operational necessity to make changes to addresses. We will only make such changes where we believe there is a need, and after consultation with the residents/owners of the properties affected
Finally, applications for a name change can be made through the relevant town or parish council. Requests will only be considered if there is evidence that at least two thirds of the affected residents agree to the proposed change. If you would like to change your street name, you should contact your parish or town council in the first instance.