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How do I get addresses for a large estate?

If you are developing a larger estate involving the construction of a new street you should contact us to arrange the numbering of the properties and to agree the naming of the roads as soon as you are ready to commence on site. You should provide 2 copies a layout plan of the development, one at a scale of 1:200 or 1:500 and one at 1:1250, and several suggestions for street names.

The suggested street names will be checked through our own records and the Royal Mail to ensure that the names chosen do not clash with any others in the same postal district. Once suitable names have been agreed we will prepare a property numbering scheme based around the selected names. You will be notified of the addresses allocated. If you should have any comments or concerns about the addresses you must make us aware as soon as possible.

Often developments are carried out in phases. In such cases the whole of the development should still be considered for numbering at the outset. This makes it easier for us to foresee any problems and to accommodate any changes that may be required at a later date.

Once the addresses have been agreed, we will inform the public utilities, emergency service, Land Registry, Ordnance Survey and the relevant council services. You will be required to inform the prospective purchaser of the property.

Where appropriate you will be required to provide and erect street nameplates to the Council's standards before the new properties are occupied. The council can undertake this on your behalf. The cost for this will be provided on request. For all enquiries regarding street name plates please contact the engineers department.