Street naming and numbering

Legal responsibilities

The statutory duty of street naming and numbering is carried out under legislation using the Public Health Act 1925: Sections 17 – 19.

This gives Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils the legal responsibility to ensure that all streets are named and all properties are numbered.

Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils have the right to approve or reject street naming and numbering proposals from developers, other organisations and the general public.  All addresses must conform to the national address standard BS7666-2006.

Both residential and commercial properties fall under street naming and numbering.

Under the Local Government Act 2003: Section 93, both councils reserve the right to charge for discretionary services.

Applying for street naming and numbering

You may apply to register new addresses, change the name of existing properties (residential and commercial) and contact us with any address queries.

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How to apply in the Lewes District 

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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

  • 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 in Eastbourne

Send your application and supporting documents using our online form:

Start now

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

  • 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