Apply for a new postal address

Applications can be made by:

  • individuals or developers building new houses, commercial or industrial premises, or:
  • individuals or developers undertaking conversions of existing residential, commercial or industrial premises which will result in the creation of new properties or premises.

Applications for new addresses should be submitted as soon as possible after planning permission for the proposal has been granted.

Where the application is for a new development, then the application must be accompanied by the appropriate site layout and other plans as specified on the form.

Fees and charges from 12 March 2018

  • New street name and allocation of number to plots for new developments:
    • Per street name up to 4 plots - £145.00
    • Each additional plot over 4 per street name - £14.00
  • Name and numbering of new developments on an existing street:
    • 1 plot - £66.00
    • Plus 2 to 4 plots - £45.00
    • Plus each additional plot over 4 plots - £14.00
  • Conversion or splitting of a property:
    • 1 new address or change of address - £66.00
    • Plus each addition or change - £14.00
  • Change or additional house name:
    • Change or additional house name per property - £66.00
  • Change or additional building name:
    • Change / additional building name per property - £66.00
    • Plus each property contained in the same building - £14.00
  • Confirmation of an existing address:
    • Confirmation of an existing registered postal address - £66.00
  • Change of street name (residents request):
    • First property - £210.00
    • Plus each additional property - £22.00
  • Alterations to either a street name or property number after initial street naming and numbering has taken place:
    • First property - £210.00
    • Plus each additional property - £22.00

Please note: There is no VAT payable on this service

Apply for a new postal address

Once an application has been received, the LLPGSNN Custodian will check that there is no duplication of existing street names within the town the development falls within. A check will also be made to ensure there is not an existing street of the same name within close proximity in a neighbouring town.

The LLPG / SNN Custodian will check that the proposed street names are in accordance with the General Street Naming Conventions and Building Naming and Numbering Conventions. The Custodian will consult with the Highways department of the Council on all Street Naming and Numbering applications before making a decision.

Once a Street Naming and Numbering application has been approved the applicant will be sent a Street Naming and Numbering Approval Notice detailing the approved addresses, together with a copy the original plan edited to show the new streets and property numbers.

Following approval, details of the street names and properties will be entered into the Councils applications and issued to the National Land and Property Gazetteer Custodian for distribution to emergency services, utilities and Royal Mail.

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