Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council are responsible for allocating house numbers and road names to new developments and property conversions. We create new addresses and road names to adhere to central Government national standards.

Individuals and developers must not allocate their own house numbers, building or street names.

The Council also maintains the definitive national record of all street names and property addresses called the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG). Every night our master address database is sent to the UK national address database to assist all Government departments and emergency services records.

View the street naming and numbering case map

The address of a property is important as many organisations, postal, emergency services and the general public need an efficient means of locating and referencing properties.

If a property is not ‘registered’ through the street naming and numbering process it will not appear on the main address database and the owner/occupier will encounter difficulties in obtaining mail, goods and services from a variety of sources (e.g. applying for a credit card, or purchasing goods online).

The main address database is used by the Council, Royal Mail, all statutory undertakers, emergency services, credit agencies, satellite navigation system suppliers and many private companies.


Street naming and numbering policy

Further information

Street Naming and Numbering Code of Practice