If you are building a new development, residential or otherwise, applications for new addresses should be submitted to us as soon as work commences on site. This is especially important in the case of new street names as it can take a considerable amount of time from receiving a proposed name until it is formally adopted.
You need to complete and submit an application form along with two copies of the site layout plan indicating the new properties in relation to any existing properties. The plan should show the road layouts, plot layouts, plot numbers and front doors, to enable us to number the properties in a logical order. Please provide the approved planning application number and the building regulations reference if you can. Any suggestions for new street names should be sent at this time.
We will check your suggested street name(s) for duplication in the local area and will consult with Royal Mail, the emergency services, the local Town/Parish Council and local district Councillors as to the suitability of the new name(s).
You may ask us to make suggestions for street names, in which case the local Town/Parish Council and local district Councillors will be invited to suggest names.
Once a new street name has been agreed we will register it and contact Royal Mail for new postcodes. We will prepare a numbering schedule and plan and will notify statutory bodies such as the emergency services, utility companies, Royal Mail, the Land Registry and relevant Council services of the changes. You will be sent a copy of the naming and numbering schedule showing plot to postal numbers (postal numbers will often be different to plot numbers) and ask that you inform all your purchasers of their new property address. It may take a few months for address changes or new addresses to appear on the databases of other companies and organisations.
Where appropriate, you will be asked to provide new street nameplates to our standard design. It is very important that nameplates for new streets are erected before any property becomes occupied to enable the properties to be easily located. This is especially important in the instance of the emergency services being called out.
Property numbers (not plot numbers) need to be shown on the new properties as soon as possible to enable them to be easily located.
It is important that you notify Royal Mail on 08456 011110 when the properties become occupied so that postcodes can be activated.
You must not proceed with any naming or numbering scheme without our approval in writing.
From 1 April 2017 a fee will be charged for such requests. Please see our fee sheet for details.