Street naming and numbering - register a new address

We are responsible for the numbering and naming of streets in Uttlesford.

The naming and numbering of new streets and houses ensures that duplication of names and numbers does not occur. 

The parish or town council, Royal Mail and the developer are consulted to ensure that suitable names are chosen. Details are also circulated to other organisations including the emergency services. There is a charge for this service.
 

Changing the name of a property

If you wish to change your name of a house you need to notify us in writing.  This is to make sure that the name is not already being used by anyone else in the area as this could cause problems for the Emergency Services and Royal Mail in locating the property.

To request any  changes then please complete the 'Allocation of a Postal Address form' stating the existing name and address of the property, the new name and when you want the change to take effect. You can complete this by downloading the form and returning it to us:

Icon for pdf Allocation of a Postal Address form [190.75KB]
 

Street name plates

We are responsible for ensuring that street name plates are provided and fitted in suitable positions. In the case of a new development however, the developer is responsible for the erection of name plates to the council's specification.

The district council is also responsible for repair and maintenance of street name plates within the district when this becomes necessary either due to accidental damage, vandalism or normal wear and tear.
 

Naming/numbering of new streets/roads

Once work has commenced the developer needs to request that the street is named. 

Scale of charges for street naming and numbering

Street Naming and Numbering2017/18
charge
£
2018/19
charge
£
Does the charge   Note include VAT?
(Charge per dwelling/unit)
Name change/renumber75.0075.00No
New dwelling/unit110.00110.00No
2-5 dwellings/units75.0075.00No
6 - 25 dwellings/units55.0055.00No
26 - 75 dwellings/units45.0045.00No
76 plus dwellings/units35.0035.00No
New Street Name200.00200.00No
Name of block or block of flats of industrial estate175.00175.00No
Confirmation of plot or postal address for utility company (charged to utility companies only)35.0035.00No

These charges apply to anyone:

  • Changing the name of a property
  • Adding a name to a numbered property
  • Naming or numbering a new property or street

All of the above actions need to be submitted to the council.

Guidance for developers

Please note that newly built properties will often need to be assigned a postal address before the utility companies will provide a connection. It would normally be expected for the developer to be responsible for registering new properties.

On large developments naming and numbering will only be implemented on those phases of a planning approval that are commenced. Further phases will be charged separately. Amendments to approved naming/numbering schemes may incur further charges.

These charges cover the cost of consultation with parish/town councils, Royal Mail, production of letters and schedules to developers, site visits to determine positioning of nameplates, confirmation letters to emergency services and utilities and entering onto the council's database systems.

 


Additional information

Icon for pdf Street Naming and Numbering Policy [187.78KB]