We have a statutory responsibility to name and number streets and houses within the County and to ensure that any new or amended street and property names and/or numbers are allocated logically and in a consistent manner. The legislative powers that allow us to carry out this requirement come under Section 64 of the Town Improvement Clauses Act 1847. Local Authorities throughout the UK are also responsible for providing and maintaining the definitive address database, known as the National Land & Property Gazetteer
The address of a property is becoming an increasingly important issue. Regulating the addressing of properties within the County ensures that consistency and accuracy is maintained and helps with service delivery and most importantly ensures emergency services can locate the address.
Royal Mail has no statutory power to name a street, name or number a property or rename or renumber a property; however, it does have the sole duty of issuing or amending postcodes once the address details have been confirmed by the council.
We will check with Royal Mail on every request. Names will be considered acceptable unless they are likely to cause offence or if they are duplicated within the local area that might lead to post/delivery of goods being mislaid and more importantly the delay in the emergency services.
The Street Naming and Numbering service is required if:
It is strongly advised that any Street Naming & Numbering applications made for new properties are submitted as early as possible in the development process. This will prevent any delay in obtaining services for the properties.
Once approved by us the Street Naming & Numbering Officer will confirm your address in writing and will inform all internal offices, Elections, Council Tax etc, Utilities, Ordnance Survey, Land Registry and all Emergency Services to allow them to update their databases.
Failure to register your address with us will mean that any new address will not be official and will not be recognised by Royal Mail.
Once planning permission has been obtained for a new development which consists of more than four plots it is necessary to contact Street Naming and Numbering so that the required procedures can be followed to establish a new street name.
Change of house name/Provision of new house name
Business address/change of business address
plus £10 per plot/flat
Confirmation of postal address
(solicitors and conveyances only)
Emails - no charge
|Numbering and naming of a street||
£154 per street
plus £20.50 per plot up to 19 plots
£15.00 per plot 20 to 49 plots
£10.00 per plot over 50 plots
|Re-issuing of numbers following changes to development layout after notification||
£205.00 plus £51.00 a plot
**No action will be taken until full payment is received**
To change the name of your property the above form is required. You may, add a name to your property however if it is already numbered this will always be retained as part of the address and the property name will be in addition to the number.
This also applies to commercial and industrial properties
SNN2: Small sites up to four plots (New Individual Properties –1- 4 Plots)
Where practical numbers will be allocated sequentially from the established street numbering. Where a number cannot be allocated then a name for the property is chosen by the developer/owner. If the dwelling is located between two properties along a street where practicable a house number will be introduced which may include a suffix “a” or “b”.
SNN3: Naming of new street and numbering of new developments (New Developments over four plots including new Street Names)
Our policy in this respect is to consult the Developer for suggestions for the street name once and approved by Royal Mail a letter is sent to the Local Member who is given 21 days to raise any concerns. If no comments are received within 21 days the new street name will be introduced and Royal Mail will then allocate a new unique postcode.
Please note: this Authority’s procedure precludes street’s being named after people as a general principle. Should there ever be a commendable reason for so doing (exceptional circumstances) it be referred to the Head of Infrastructure or the appointed person.
It is essential to establish an official street name (and house numbering system) for new streets at an early date:-
Finally a formal registration letter will be provided to the Developer and a House Numbering Plan. The Authority will inform all internal offices, Utilities, Ordnance Survey, Land Registry and all Emergency Services to allow them to update their databases.
SNN4: Naming and Numbering of a property conversion (A Property Conversion)
Where a number cannot be allocated then a name for the property is chosen by the developer/owner. If the dwelling is located between two properties along a street where practicable a house number will be introduced which may include a suffix “a” or “b”.
Where a property is being divided into flats a building name may be required if the property is not already numbered. The flats will also then be individually numbered or labelled alphabetically.
Your contact is:
Street Naming & Numbering,
Pembrokeshire County Council,
Tel: (01437) 764551