Addressing new properties and naming new streets

All plots on any new development will need a full official address.

You should make a new development application as soon as the site has been bought and planning permission has been granted.

The application process

A new development application must be completed and submitted to the Council, along with the fee (see Charges).

It can be used for all sizes of development, including single plots. It must be submitted with details and plans of the site to be developed and must clearly show:

  • all plots and plot numbers
  • access pathway leading to the main entrance of each property
  • all individual floor layout plans of any blocks of flats or maisonettes
  • any new streets provided as part of the development
  • existing streets that lead on or off the development
  • any planned continuation of new roads onto future phases

To help you check if there are properties or roads in your area with the same or similar name to that proposed, you can use Royal Mail's postcode finder.


Fees for an application up to and including 50 plots are charged in the following bands and are to be paid when the application is made.

Fees for applications
Number of Plots Charge
1 plot £110
2 - 5 plots £215
6 - 10 plots £325
11 - 20 plots £540
21 - 50 plots £1080

For developments of more than 50 plots, a base charge (plus a figure per plot over 50) is charged and you will be invoiced for the full fee once we have received and process your application.

Please note that VAT is not chargeable on these applications.

The application fee does not include the cost of the supply and installation of any street name signs required. The applicant will be advised of this cost when the street names have been given.


New development online application

New development application (PDF document)

Further information

For more information please:
Read our New Development guidance document 
Read our Specification for Street Name Signs
Read the full Guide to the Street Naming and Numbering Service

Contact us

Email Address Management
Phone 01449 724510