Any development which would require addresses to be created or amended must be applied for and confirmed through the Street Naming and Numbering process. This applies to both commercial and residential developments. The application (including fee and plans) is the responsibility of the developer.

The process can take several weeks to complete so please ensure that applications are submitted at least two months before a property becomes occupied.

If the development will result in the naming or renaming of a street, then the developer must consult with the relevant Parish or Town Council on any proposed street names. See Appendix C of the Street Naming and Numbering Policy for information and guidance on street naming consultations.

Please note that proposed street names must not duplicate or be similar to any name already in use within the district or near to the Rother District boundary in a neighbouring authority. This will fall under the discretion of the Street Naming and Numbering Officer. You can use the FindMyStreet service to check if your proposed street name is already in use within the district or if a similar name is in use in the locality.


The purpose of a postcode is to assist Royal Mail in their own working processes. Rother District Council have a good working relationship with Royal Mail but are not responsible for the allocation of postcodes, this is the responsibility of Royal Mail. Royal Mail do not issue a postcode for a new street unless requested to do so by the Council. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact your local Royal Mail office.


Before applying for this service, please ensure that you have fully read and understood the Street Naming and Numbering Policy.


Fees for this service can be found on the Street Naming and Numbering page.

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