Street Naming and Numbering
The address of a property is an important issue - Police, Emergency Services, Royal Mail and the general public need a way of locating and referencing properties. Cotswold District Council is responsible for the naming and numbering of all streets and properties within the District.
Contents of this Page:
- House name or number change to an existing address
- Registering new developments that include new streets
- Registering new developments - single properties / conversions
- Address confirmation or query
- Street nameplates
- Further guidance
- Street Naming and Numbering Policy - PDF format (28 Kb )
House Name or Number Change to an Existing Address
We provide a service which will inform all relevant agencies (including the emergency services, land registry and Royal Mail) of your house name or number change. It is your responsibility to inform personal contacts and utilities. The Council strongly advises against the use of a similar or duplicate property name within the immediate area. We will run a check before processing your request, and advise you if there is a similarly named property locally. You can apply online for changes to an existing address using the link below:
- Online Form: Apply online for changes to an existing address
If you are responsible for a new development which requires a new naming and / or numbering scheme, please let us know as soon as planning permission is obtained and building work has commenced to avoid delay in the provision of postal addresses and post codes. Where developments take place which incorporate the building of new access roads, the names for these roads must be approved by us. Find out more using the link below:
- Registering a new development (including new streets).
If you have a new property or conversion which requires a new address, please let us know as soon as planning permission is obtained and building work has commenced to avoid delay in the provision of postal addresses and post codes. Find out more using the link below:
- Registering a new development (single addresses and conversions).
If you wish to report an inconsistency in your current address between what the Council holds and what Royal Mail holds or does not hold, or you wish to have confirmation of your official address, please contact the Council’s LLPG Custodian on:
- 01285 623 000.
Resolving these queries will not be charged.
If your query is purely a matter of the postcode, please contact Royal Mail in the first instance, directly on 08456 045 060.
Generally, it falls upon the Council to maintain the street nameplates that exist throughout the district. This applies to street nameplates only. No other highway signs or street furniture is covered, these in the main being the responsibility of Gloucestershire County Council who are the Highway Authority for the area.
If you have queries about your existing Post Code, please contact Royal Mail on 08456 045 060.
New Post Codes are allocated by Royal Mail, but we manage that process on your behalf as part of the Street Naming and Numbering process.
For more guidance on all of these areas, please refer to our Street Naming and Numbering Policy - PDF format (29 Kb).
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Download related documents
Street naming and numbering policy
This policy document is intended to provide assistance to developers and building occupiers regarding the naming and numbering of streets and buildings. It contains information that is relevant to new developments and the renaming / renumbering of existing streets and buildings.
This document is available for download in the following format(s):
Street Naming and Numbering
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 000