Applications for street naming and numbering services should be made by:
- Individuals or organisations wishing to add a name to an existing numbered only property
- Individuals or organisations wishing to rename an existing named property
- Individuals or developers building new properties which includes new residential properties, commercial premises, industrial units and the like
- Individuals or developers wishing to amend layouts for new developments that have already gone through the formal naming and numbering process
- Individuals or developers undertaking conversions of existing properties which will result in the creation of new residential properties or business premises. This will include existing buildings which are sub-divided into flats or offices, barns converted into residences and the splitting of commercial units
- Residents wishing to rename a street
- Individuals and businesses seeking confirmation of an address
Street naming and numbering lead times can vary. The below are general guidelines. For more specific guidelines, please check with the officer dealing with your application
Changes to an existing address – although these applications are fairly straight forward to process, we have an agreement in place with Royal Mail to run checks referred to as ‘Sector Search’ to ensure that house names and street names do not duplicate that of any other in the Borough. Their turnaround time in respect of these requests is 7 working days. Applications of this type can therefore take 10 days plus to process, depending on how many searches we need to run.
New street naming and numbering schemes – these applications are more complex and should be submitted as soon as possible after formal planning consent and/or building regulation approval for the proposal has been granted. These can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months.
On receipt of your application a member of the team will carry out internal checks to ensure
that it is valid. We will then request payment.