Naming and numbering a new street

If you need to apply to name and number a new street, you can do so here.

This form is ONLY for new developments where a new street is being created and named. If your development does not involve creation of new streets, please use the form 'Apply to Name and Number a New Property.'

A fee of £40 per property (from 1 April 2021) is required and you must submit a plan clearly showing the site location, the layout of the development and the plot numbers.

The council does not suggest street names. Developers must propose names for new streets, and we would strongly encourage developers to liaise with the relevant Town or Parish Council on this before submitting their application to us.

Useful Information

  • Registering addresses is an official function of the council. Please note Royal Mail doesn't have any jurisdiction over addresses and is only responsible for the allocation of postcodes. When you apply to register an address, the council will deal with Royal Mail on your behalf.
  • You should apply to us as soon as possible once building work as started. The property developer should not give any postal addresses, directly or indirectly, to potential occupiers before the address is formally issued.
  • The Council will not be liable for any costs or damages caused by failure to comply with this.
  • We will make sure details of the new properties are sent to a range of organisations including Royal Mail and the emergency services, as well as internal council departments.