Street naming and numbering

Tendring District Council is the Street Naming and Numbering authority for the Tendring District.  All proposals for new street names and property numbers or changes of street or property name in the District must, by law, be sent to the Council for approval before being brought into use.  The principal pieces of legislation can be found via the links to the right of this page. 

This includes responsibility for erecting the names of public streets and ensuring that the names and / or numbers of buildings are displayed by the owners in accordance with Regulations made by the District Council, and informing all owners and occupiers of naming and numbering orders.

It should be noted that the procedure for naming and numbering new developments / conversions can be a lengthy one, which can take several months from receipt of an application to final approval.  For this reason it is advisable that the Council is contacted at the earliest possible stage (i.e. prior to work being commenced and before marketing materials are produced).

If an application is submitted at a late stage (i.e. nearing completion) and is subsequently rejected, numerous problems can arise for developers and purchasers.  Late applications can also lead to delays in connection to services etc.

Read our Advice on Street Naming and Numbering of Streets and Buildings for full details of the procedure to be followed (this can be found to the right of this page).

Any naming / numbering requests must be made in writing (including site layout and location plans) to:

Mrs N Underwood
Street Naming & Numbering Officer
Tendring District Council
Engineering services
Northbourne Depot
Vista Road
CO15 6AY

OR email:

Requests cannot be dealt with verbally. For more information or assistance please call 01255 686941.  
Please note that this number is manned on a part-time basis (Monday - Thursday 9am to 2.30pm).  Outside of these hours or if the line is busy, your call will be directed to an answer phone.  Please leave a short message and you will be contacted at the earliest opportunity.


Last updated on: 03/06/2016 - 09:31