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Street Naming and Numbering

Street naming

Street names are approved by us. The process for choosing street names involves the developer submitting up to 3 options which are then sent out to local and parish councillors so that one of the options can be agreed upon.

 Please view our SNN (Street naming and numbering) Guidance Notes for more informaton. 

Property naming and numbering

Property naming and numbering is approved by us. Where the number of properties, on a new street, exceeds 30 then the properties are numbered with odd and even on opposite sides of the road. Where the number of properties is below 30, the properties are numbered in sequence. New properties built on an existing street are numbered to follow on from the existing properties. 

You can apply to rename or renumber a propery. The Prices are dependant on if the property is New or existing or how many properties are being changed - please see the table below for all the prices.

Apply to rename or renumber your property (Word doc) [74KB]

Numbering properties

If you are a developer of a new property (single or small development), you should contact us before you commence work on site.

A single or small development will usually be named or numbered into the existing street. If the property is within a numbered road, then often ABCs are used along with the adjoining number.

If the street has named properties, numbers will also be issued on the each address. Subsequently, when the new owner chooses a name, we will follow our standard process of for property name changes. The information is then sent to public utilities, emergency services, land registry, Ordnance Survey and relevant council services. You will also be sent a copy of the registered address from which we would ask you to inform your prospective purchasers of their new property address.

Developing a large estate

If you are a developer of a large estate, you should contact us before you commence work on site so that we can process the naming of any new streets and the numbering of your new properties without delay.

We will check your suggested street names for duplication in the local area and forward them to Royal Mail for consultation.

When we have an agreed name, we will then register the street name/S and prepare a numbering schedule.

Renaming or renumbering a street

On rare occasions it becomes necessary to rename or renumber a street.

This is usually only done as a last resort when there is confusion over a street's name and/or numbering.

It could be because a group of residents are unhappy with their street name or new properties have been built in a street and there is a need for others to be renumbered to accommodate them. The emergency services could also request a change if the number of named-only properties in a street becomes confusing.

Forms, fees and advice


Existing Properties
Individual house name / individual house rename or renumber£100
Rename of street where requested by residents£200 plus £30 per property
Conversion of existing property into multiple units£100 maximum four units plus £20 per additional units


New Properties
Development of 10 plots or fewer£30 per plot up to a maximum of £170
Development of more than 10 plots£200 plus an additional £10 per plot
Additional charge, where this includes naming of a street£100
Additional charge where this includes the naming of a building (e.g. block of flats)£100
Changes in development after notification£30 per plot


Please ring 01772 625467 to pay your fee for your street naming and numbering application.


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