Naming and Numbering New Developments

Developing a single or small site

If you are a developer of a new property (single or small development), you should contact us as soon as 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 with the adjoining number (for example 12A, 12B, 12C....)

If the street has named properties, then the development plot numbers will be used initially to register the property address and subsequently, when the new owner chooses a name, we will follow our standard process of Property Name Change.

This information is then sent to Royal Mail, and relevant Council services.

Developing a large estate

If you are a developer of a large estate, you should contact us as soon as 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 consult Town/Parish Councils where relevant.

When we have agreed names, we will register them and prepare a numbering schedule. The information is then sent to Royal Mail, and relevant Council services. You will also be sent a copy of the naming and numbering schedule from which we would ask you to inform all your prospective purchasers of their new property address. Where appropriate, you will be asked to provide new street name plates to our standard specification.

For further details and an application form please see our Street Naming and Numbering Guidelines booklet.