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Street Naming and Numbering

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Manteo Way

The Council deals with the naming and numbering of new streets and individual properties and any change to a property name.

To register or change an address with Torridge District Council, you must:

  • Prove ownership of the property with title deeds or a land registry document  
  • Provide a site plan indicating the position of the property
  • Have full planning consent for all new builds
  • Pay the appropriate fee

The fees cover the costs of providing information to Royal Mail, and other organisations such as the Emergency Services and HM Land Registry.

If you need to check an address, we suggest you use Royal Mail's online Postcode Checker. They can also be contacted via telephone.

    Application for Cosmetic Change to Address (SN1)

    Follow this procedure to change names of existing properties:

    • Complete the SN1 Application Form, linked in the Apply section
    • We'll check to ensure there is no other property in the locality with the same name
    • Subject to no issues being found, we'll inform Royal Mail and other services of the change

    Notes

    • We strongly recommend against similar sounding names.
    • Under no circumstances will a name be allowed which is offensive.
    • If the property has a number, it is not possible to replace it with a name although we will allow an 'alias' name to be added.
    • For further guidance please refer to our Street Naming and Numbering Policy and Procedure (PDF) [251KB] .

    Fees

    A fee of £48 applies when changing the name of an existing property. Where an application affects multiple units, the charge is £48 per unit.

    Apply

    Please note that requests can only be accepted from the owner of the property

    SN1 - Application to change or add a property name (PDF) [200KB]

    SN1 - Application to change or add a property name (Word doc) [390KB]

     

      Application for New Postal Address (SN2) 

      Follow this procedure for new properties / developments:

      • Complete form SN2 (available to print or word format which can be completed electronically).
      • We'll inform Royal Mail and other services
      • Royal Mail will add the address to the 'Not Yet Built' file.
      • The address will go 'live' when the property becomes occupied.

      For further guidance please refer to our Street Naming and Numbering Policy and Procedure (PDF) [251KB] .

      Fees

      There is a fee of £76.00 per application, plus a fee per property, which varies depending on the number of properties

      • 1 to 10 units - £13.00 per unit.
      • 11 to 100 units - £6.50 per unit.
      • 100+ units - £1.50 per unit.

      Apply

      SN2 - Application for a new postal address (PDF) [155KB]

      SN2 - Application for a new postal address (Word doc) [191KB]

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