It is important to apply for a postal address as early as possible, ideally, as soon as planning permission has been granted. Utility companies may be reluctant to connect services to properties that do not have official postal addresses, and it may be important to secure addresses for marketing and sales purposes. Obtaining a new postal address may involve naming new roads. This can take time to agree and can cause problems with sales if the process is not begun early enough.
Street Naming and Numbering can be a lengthy one from receipt of application, through the consultation process to preparation and completion of approved schedules and location plans.
Unfortunately there is no option to push your application through, or mark it as urgent, so applicants should make contact at the earliest opportunity to avoid potential delays.
The Policy will give you a better understanding of the overall Street Naming and Numbering process along with details on legislation and naming and numbering methodology and criteria / good practice. The Guidance Notes offer advice specific to each application type, you will find an informative at the end of each type telling you which application to complete below.
Payment will be requested after the details of your application have been checked. Payment can be made by card, using our secure online webpay system, or via BACS.