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Street naming and numbering

Benefits of street naming and numbering are that we are able to maintain a high standard for the naming of streets. The naming and numbering of properties, both residential and commercial, is important as it allows:

  • emergency services to locate a property quickly
  • post to be delivered efficiently
  • visitors to locate their destination
  • reliable delivery of services and goods
  • records of service providers to be kept in an efficient manner
  • allow both councils departments to work from the official address database

Legal responsibilities 

Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils have a legal responsibility to ensure that all streets are named and all properties are named and numbered. Both council's reserve the right to charge for non-discretionary services. We have the right to approve or reject street naming and numbering proposals from developers, parish and town councils, other organisations and the general public if they do not conform to the national address standard BS7666-2006.

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Street naming and numbering

You may apply to change the name of your property or business, register new addresses (including conversions and sub-divisions of existing properties) and register new developments with streets.

Applications for developments must be accompanied by site plans on a scale of 1:1250 and clearly display the plot numbers. Where there are to be flats or individual properties on more than one level, floor plans with plot numbers are also required.

Any suggestions for street names should follow a theme or reflect the history of the area (where relevant) and not duplicate others in existence locally. It is this council's policy to consult the town or parish council regarding street names before any names are finalised. Marketing names do not always become part of the official address.

It is the responsibility of this council to allocate the postal numbering to the development and to assign the street name suffix, eg: road, way, close. New properties in streets where there are existing postal numbers will be allocated a number accordingly. Sometimes this means a number with a letter suffix, eg: 16A. Full information can be found in the Street Naming and Numbering Policy.

Fees

Street naming and numbering fees

 
Change a property name £25 
 Change existing building name (containing flats / units)  £100
 Change existing street name  £100
 Register one new address  £35
 Register new development with streets  £25 per plot
 Confirmation of address (legal / conveyancing)  £25

How to apply

Send your application and supporting documents via the Contact Us form. With the subject title 'Street Naming and Numbering'

Street naming and numbering

You may apply to change the name of your property or business, register new addresses (including conversions and sub-divisions of existing properties) and register new developments with streets.

Applications for developments must be accompanied by site plans on a scale of 1:1250 and clearly display the plot numbers. Where there are to be flat or properties on more than one level, floor plans with plot numbers are also required.

Any suggestions for street names should follow a theme or reflect the history of the area (where relevant) and not duplicate others in existence locally. Marketing names do not always become part of the official address.

It is the responsibility of this council to allocate the postal numbering to the development and to assign the street name suffix, eg: road, way, close. New properties in streets where there are existing postal numbers will be allocated a postal number accordingly. Sometimes this means a number with a letter suffix, eg: 16A. Full information can be found in the street naming and numbering policy below.

Fees

                                                     
Street naming and numbering fees
   
 Change a property name  £25
 Change existing building name (containing flats / units)  £100
 Change existing street name  £200 + £20 per property
 Register one new address  £35
 Register new development with streets  £50 + £10 per plot / unit
 Confirmation of address (legal / conveyancing)  £25


Applications must be made in writing to llpg@eastbourne.gov.uk or to Street Naming and Numbering, IT Department, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW