Street naming and numbering

The address of a property is a very important issue. More organisations, postal and emergency services and the general public need an efficient way of locating and referencing properties. It is our responsibility to allocate house numbers and street names to new developments and property conversions in the borough. Individuals and developers should not allocate their own house numbers, building or street names.

We will also contact Royal Mail to obtain a postcode for new addresses. If a property is not registered it will not appear on the main address database and the owner or occupier may have difficulty receiving mail, goods and services from a variety of sources. The main address database is used by the emergency services, utility providers, Royal Mail, credit agencies and many private companies.