You will need to do this if you are building a new development where new streets are being created.

How Do I Apply?

To name a new street and number the properties, visit Apply to Name and Number a New Street .

A fee of £36 per property 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/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.
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  • You should apply to us as soon as possible once building work as started. The property developer should not give any postal addresses to potential occupiers either directly or indirectly (eg via solicitors or estate agents) before the council has formally issued the addresses. The Council will not be liable for any costs or damages caused by failure to comply with this.
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  • 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.