Property numbering considerations

When numbering properties the following should be considered:

  • Buildings should be numbered to the street which provides access to the entrance to the property.
  • Numbers should be allocated incrementally according to the location of the new building in the street.
  • Properties on a street should be numbered ascending from the most important street from which they lead
  • Numbers should be allocated to properties which have direct access onto the street, even if these are ground floor flats or commercial units
  • The street numbering sequence should not be used for internal numbering of a building. It should only be used to identify separate entrances to the building.
  • Numbers should not be used where there is the possibility of future infill or extended development. Consider the following:
    • Do the surrounding properties have large enough gardens which may be considered for future development
    • Is there open land which may become available at a later date
    • Are there surrounding properties in a degraded condition that could be considered for future demolition/redevelopment
    • What provisions are included in the Local Plan.
  • Buildings should be numbered in sequence starting from 1 and so that when travelling away from the settlement/town, odd numbers on the left and even numbers on the right unless a different local convention is in place or it is a small cul-de-sac up to 12 properties.
  • Small cul-de-sacs with no future potential for expansion should be numbered consecutively starting from 1 on the left hand side as you enter the road.
  • Larger cul-de-sacs with no future potential expansion should be numbered with odds on left starting from and 1 and evens on the right starting from 2.

For more detailed examples and scenarios see:  Scenarios section of this code