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Street Naming and Numbering

It is the responsibility of the council to name and number all new developments in the borough. This includes:

  • New developments
  • In-fills
  • Property/unit conversions/divisions

We are also responsible for approving and making any changes to existing properties.

You need to apply to do any of the following:

  • Naming a new road
  • Creating new addresses:
    • New properties
    • Commercial units
    • Property conversions/divisions where creating multiple units
  • Change your house name
  • Formerly add a house name to your numbered property
  • Rename an existing street
  • Name an existing unnamed street

Full guidance can be found in our Street Naming and Numbering policy.

How to apply

  1. Complete an application form: SNN Universal App Form and Checklists April 17-18 [pdf] 15KB
  2. Submit the correct fee
  3. Supply a location plan of the property/properties, including door accesses where appropriate (Applications received without a location plan will be considered invalid)
  4. Send to: Street Naming and Numbering


Street naming and numbering fees
Type of application 17/18 Fee
Creation of a new street £120.00
Naming/renaming existing street £259.00
New property (one plot/unit) £50.00
New properties (2-10 plots/units) £42.00 each plot
New properties (over 10 plots/units) £38.00 each plot
Renaming an existing property £50.00

How to pay

  • Cheque made payable to Ashford Borough Council
  • Debit/credit card
  • Online


SNN Policy - Rev July 2014 [pdf] 169KB

Failure to notify us that a development requires naming and numbering or you decide to use an address other than that issued officially will result in the properties not being formally registered or recognised. This will lead to problems with deliveries of mail, as well as obtaining goods and services to the properties concerned. The reason for this is that Royal Mail will not have the addresses on their database and therefore companies using address management intelligence from the Royal Mail will interpret that the properties do not exist. Royal Mail will only take instruction from us for additions or changes to their dataset. It is therefore vital that the correct procedure is followed.

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