The statutory duty of street naming and numbering is carried out under legislation using the Public Health Act 1925: Sections 17 – 19 and the Town Improvement Clauses Act 1847: Sections 64 - 65.
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 the remit of 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.
Please select the relevant tab for your authority below and complete the application form.
Street Nameplate Maintenance
To report damaged or missing street nameplates in the Lewes District or Eastbourne Borough, please telephone our Customer First Team on 01323 410000 and ask for the Neighbourhood First Department who look after this area.