Applications for naming individual houses, streets and developments should be sought at the earliest possible stage. Please note there is a charge for this service. Please contact us and we will advise what the relevant fee will be.

New Street names and numbers

  • Requests should include a site plan of the development (no larger than A4)
  • Developers can suggest a name (or names) for the development
  • Local Councillors and relevant Community Councils are consulted and can also put forward suggestions
  • The final decision is made by us
  • We advise the developer of the development name
  • We contact Royal Mail who issue and notify developers with relevant postcodes

New Properties in existing streets/renaming existing houses

For individuals or developers who are building only one or two houses, which will be part of existing streets or are in rural locations:  

  • Requests should include a site plan of the properties (no larger than A4)
  • The proposed name(s)
  • A note of any neighbouring properties postcodes (if known)
  • The final decision is made by us
  • We contact Royal Mail with details of the new address(es)

The same procedure applies to individuals wishing to re-name their existing property. 

Addresses and postcodes are registered with all relevant agencies:

  • Police
  • Fire
  • Ambulance
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Telephone/Broadband providers

Royal Mail has two databases:

  • one for properties under construction - Not Yet Built File (NYB)
  • one for properties which are completed - the Postal Address File (PAF)

Once a property becomes occupied and needs transferred from Not Yet Built File to Postal Address File the owner/developer/tenant can telephone Royal Mail on 08456 045 060 and follow the relevant options from the prompt.