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Street naming and numbering

It is our responsibility to allocate house names/numbers and road names to new developments and to give consent to any changes to the addresses of existing properties.

Our advice policy on street naming and property numbering sets out the our powers and duties for undertaking street naming and numbering.

Developers should note that only the district council can issue the formal postal number and developers should not allocate their own numbering as part of their marketing strategy.

It is imperative that emergency service vehicles and Royal Mail are able to locate new properties quickly and efficiently. Therefore the overall objective when undertaking street naming and numbering for new properties is to allocate unique and logical addresses.

Street nameplates

Maintenance and replacement of street nameplates in carried out by us. Please contact operational services if a street nameplate needs attention. 

Postcodes

Postcodes for new properties are issued by Royal Mail. Any queries relating to new or existing postcodes should be directed to Royal Mail Customer Services

Applying for street naming and numbering of a new development

The street naming process, for new developments, can take several months and it is therefore advisable to make an application to us at the earliest possible stage of the development.

From 1 April 2021

Fees

New and Existing Developments

Charge

Naming a new street

£317

Renaming an existing street

£317 + £79 for each property

Naming or numbering new properties

£158 for the first property in a street + £30 for each additional property

where this includes the naming of a building with multiple addresses (such as a block of flats) there is an additional fee of £79

Renaming (where the property is NOT also numbered) or re-numbering a property

£158 for the first property in a street + £30 for each additional property

where this includes the naming or renaming of a building with multiple addresses (such as a block of flats) there is an additional fee of £79

Adding a name to or renaming an existing property (where the property is also numbered) (see note)

£30

Confirmation of address to solicitors/ conveyancers /occupiers or owners

£30

Note: If a property is already numbered, a property owner can additionally name their property, as long as it does not conflict with an existing property name in that locality. The property number must still be displayed and referred to in any correspondence. Please forward any enquiries to planning.policy@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Please note the fee will only be waived in exceptional circumstances and only by the Director of Economic Prosperity and Place or Head of Service.

Online payments

Within 5 working days of your application being submitted we will inform you of your reference number and charge. This fee can be paid online. Please select 'Street naming and numbering' on 'other payments'.

Please contact planning.policy@wyreforestdc.gov.uk if you are unable to pay online. 

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