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Street Name and Numbering

The Council collect personal information about you as part of our statutory undertaking to process the Street Naming & Premises Numbering to ensure conformity to current standards.  The legal basis for this processing is Naming and Numbering of Streets in Accordance with the Town Improvement Clauses Act 1847 Section 64 and 65 and The Public Health Act 1925, Section 17, 18 and 19.  Every new or converted premises must have an official address.

The data collected is:

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Current address
  • Proposed address.

Sometimes your information is provided by a third party such as a developer, an architect, quantity surveyor, or project lead.

For new developments, suggested road names from the developers or the Local Authority will be sent to the relevant Ward and Parish Councillors for agreement.  Once the development has been named and numbered, new houses named or numbered or the existing property renamed, the Council will contact Royal Mail with the amendments. The Council then notifies the relevant parties of the addresses, including name changes. 

These are:

  • Internal services
  • External partners
  • Emergency Services

Royal Mail will add the addresses to a list called 'not yet built'. These addresses will not show up on the Postcode Address File (PAF). Once the building is complete, the developer should contact Royal Mail's Address Management Unit, and ask them to transfer it from the 'not yet built' list to the PAF.

The notification notifying us of the change will be retained for 12 months and where a fee is charged, details of this transaction will be retained for 6 years plus current under the Limitations Act 1980.

This information will not be shared/sold to any other service/organisation unless we have a duty to do so under law. This data will not be transferred outside of the EEA.

No decisions around this data are made by automated means.

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