Street naming & numbering

Statutory register - street naming and numbering

The council is the street naming and numbering authority for the area. We carry out these functions under the provisions of the Public Health Act 1925 sections 17–19.

This information is stored on the Local Land and Property Gazetteer and the National Land and Property Gazetteer.

To request street names and numbering you need to provide us with the following:

  • a site layout plan ideally in an electronic format, clearly indicate the plot numbers and the extent of each separate dwelling, office or business unit. Include the pedestrian and vehicular access, plus the level information if a multiple occupancy building
  • a site location plan highlighting the location of the development
  • proposals for the street name(s)/property names if relevant - we hold a list of pre-approved names.

We need to consult with Royal Mail and so the street naming/numbering process can take up to 10 working days.

With effect from 1 April 2019 this service is subject to the following charges: Street naming and numbering charges 2018-2019.

For further information please refer to the Street Naming & Numbering policy/guidance or alternatively please call the Local Land Charges on 01753 875039 or email 0350SN&

Post codes

Post codes are managed by Royal Mail and not us. You can find the postcode for an address from the Royal Mail's website.