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Planning and Building Standards

Street names and house numbers

Find out how to deal with street names and numbers for new developments and changes to your current address.

New developments

Contact us when we approve your planning application for a new development. This includes the split or merge of an existing property.

You need to provide us with:

  • location plan showing location of development
  • development plan showing the main access to all properties
  • total number of properties in the development
  • if the development includes flats, you need to provide level plans to show individual access to flats from main access
  • planning application reference number

New streets

We're responsible for giving names to new streets.

We'll consider requests for specific names from developers. Local Councillors need to approve requests.

New streets will also need new signs. We'll tell our Property and Technical Services to do this. You're responsible for contacting them to confirm the timing of this.

Property numbers

We're responsible for giving numbers to new properties.

You must supply us with the development plan. We'll mark each property with its street number and let you know you the official addresses.

We'll also let other relevant organisations know. This includes:

  • emergency services
  • Renfrewshire Joint Valuation Board
  • Ordnance Survey
  • Royal Mail

We'll then add the property to out Corporate Address Gazetteer (CAG) as 'under development'.

Royal Mail

Royal Mail handle the postal town and postcode for the development.

They'll add the property to the development as 'not yet built'. We'll let you know when Royal Mail confirm the postcodes.

Tell us when the development is complete

You must let us know when the development is complete so we can activate the new addresses.

You need to provide us with the building standards warrant reference number.

We'll also ask Royal Mail to activate the addresses in their database.

If you don't let us know, the people who live in the new properties could have problems. Utility and finance companies won't recognise the addresses.

Amend or change a house name

If your property is already registered with Royal Mail, contact the CAG team.

You need to provide:

  • location plan marking your property
  • current address
  • proposed name for your property

We'll check the name isn't already being in used in your area. If it is, we'll ask you to provide another name.

When we approve the property name, we'll add it to our database. If your property has a street number, we'll keep this in our database.

We'll also let other relevant organisations know. This includes:

  • emergency services
  • Renfrewshire Joint Valuation Board
  • Ordnance Survey
  • Royal Mail

Problems with current address

Tell us if you're having problems with your current address.

This includes:

  • not getting your mail
  • your address not being recognised

You'll need to provide us with:

  • location plan marking your property
  • current address

Contact


Email: StreetNaming@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

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