Street naming and numbering policy
Charges apply for postal numbering. You can download a copy of our street naming and postal numbering policy below.
House and Flat Numbers
If you are building a new house, or converting an existing property to flats, the council will need to assign a house number to it (and flat numbers where appropriate). Please send your request in writing to us and enclose any relevant site plans for the development.
A single new property or small development is normally numbered within existing streets.
We notify organisations (ie. Emergency Services, Utility companies, Land Registry and Ordnance Survey) about new house names and postal numbers for single properties and new small developments.
A brand new street name may be required for larger property developments. We will ask you for suggestions if a new street name is required for your site.
For very large estates we may ask you to propose a theme for your street names. Examples of estates with themed street names in Eastbourne include the Painters Estate, the Birds Estate and Sovereign Harbour.
We will consider proposed street names and check them against existing street names in the area.
When this is complete your new street name(s) and postal number details will be sent to Royal Mail who will allocate the postcode. You will receive written confirmation of the correct postal address(es) for your site.
We will notify organisations (ie. Emergency Services, Utility companies, Land Registry and Ordnance Survey) about changes to addresses within Eastbourne Borough Council's boundary.
It is the responsibility of developers to initially provide street nameplates for a site. Once a street has been adopted we will maintain the street nameplates.
If you require further information please contact us using the Amenities and Contract Management Contact Form.