Street Naming And Numbering

We are working hard to review and adapt our processes as we transition into a new way of working brought about by the circumstances surrounding the current Coronavirus outbreak. These relate to our delegated powers regarding planning decisions and associated arrangements for Planning Committees. We are not yet in a position to provide you with a definitive illustration of these arrangements but are working hard to arrive at that point. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

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

Please see our service disruption page for Covid-19 updates to understand how it affects this service.

Apply for Street Name and Numbering online - The form will also calculate the fee you need to pay and you can use a credit or debit card to make payment.

If you are unable to complete our online application form, you can download our Street Naming and Numbering Application Form [pdf] 77KB. Please note that if you choose to complete the paper version you will also need to:

  1. Supply a location plan of the property/properties, including door accesses where appropriate (Applications received without a location plan will be considered invalid)
  2. Send to: Street Naming and Numbering

Ashford Borough Council (ABC) is the data controller for the personal information you provide in this form. ABC’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at Your information will be used to process the street naming and numbering application and processing is being conducted relying upon the public interest legal basis under the Public Health Act 1925.  No personal information you provide will be published.  Your information will be retained as a permanent record.  Your information may be shared with third parties (including internal departments) if we are required or permitted to do so by law for example to prevent fraud or the misuse of public funds.  For more information on your rights please see the council’s privacy statement.


Street naming and numbering fees
Type of application 20/21 Fees       (01/04/20 - 31/03/21) 21/22 Fees         (01/04/21 - 31/03/22)
Creation of a new street £132.00 £136.00
Naming/renaming existing street £281.00 £289.00
New property (one plot/unit) £55.00 each £57.00 each
New properties (2-10 plots/units) £45.00 each £46.00 each
New properties (over 10 plots/units) £41.00 each £42.00 each
Renaming an existing property £55.00 £57.00

How to pay

  • Cheque made payable to Ashford Borough Council
  • Debit/Credit card and calling 01233 331111 option 5


Street Naming and Numbering 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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