Once your planning application and building regulations have been approved and initial work has commenced on the site, you should contact our Gazetteer Officer to apply for the property address.
If the application is for a larger site or development or requires road name allocation, please see Numbering and naming of streets.
If the application is for an individual property or where no new road name is required, we will allocate a number to the new property relating to its location in the road, which may incorporate ‘a’ or ‘b’ where appropriate. Property names can be given in addition to the number, but the number will be the primary address.
It is not always possible to allocate numbers to properties, for example, where the surrounding properties have names only. If this is the case we will ask you to submit a name proposal for the property. Care should be taken when proposing a name to ensure that there are no similar names in the vicinity. The use of property names such as ‘New House', 'The Bungalow' and 'The Cottage’ is not advised as these names can cause confusion.
Applications can be made using our property naming and numbering online form. We need to know:
Once numbers or names have been agreed, we will send you formal confirmation of the address. We will also send details to the emergency and delivery services and public utilities for their records. The information will be circulated to the relevant departments within the council so they can update their data. A list of all the organisations we have advised will be sent with the address confirmation.
For enquiries relating to addresses, such as addressing confirmation or problems with addresses, you should contact our Gazetteer Officer, giving full details of your query and a contact telephone number or email address. There is a £78 charge per enquiry.