Street Naming and Numbering

Street naming and numbering is a legal function of the council to allocate house numbers and road names to new developments and property conversions.

Individuals and developers should not allocate their own house numbers, building or street names, however they may suggest a street name if they wish. This will be checked for its suitability and forwarded to the Council Members for comment.

We also maintain the definitive record (Local Land and Property Gazetteer) of all street names and property addresses. All LLPGs feed into the Property Gazetteer (NLPG), which is the definitive addressing database in England and Wales.

If you are a developer of a new property (single or small development), you should write to us in the early stages of construction, as utility companies are reluctant to install services where an official postal address has not been allocated. You should make the request in writing and include a location/site plan.

Changing or Adding a House Name

If you wish to change an existing house name or add one to a property with a number you need to write to us giving details of your proposed house name and enclose a plan. We will consult various interested parties and write to let you know the outcome.

Send your letter to:
Engineering Team
Development Management
Regeneration Services Directorate
Redcar and Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
Redcar
TS10 1RT.

Why street naming and numbering is important
The address of a property is increasingly becoming a very important issue. More organisations, postal and emergency services and the general public need an efficient means of locating and referencing properties.

If a property is not registered through the street naming and numbering process, it will not appear on the main address database and the owner/occupier will encounter difficulties in obtaining mail, goods and services from a variety of sources, for example applying for a credit card or obtaining goods by mail order.

The main address database is used by the council, Royal Mail, all statutory undertakers, emergency services, credit agencies and many private companies.
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Last updated:
28/03/2014

Assigned review date:
22/04/2015

Page Section:
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