Flats - conversion and new build

Erection of new block of flats

Expected numbering example: Flat 1 (ground floor), Flat 2 (1st floor), Flat 3 (3rd floor), 25 The High Street


In residential dwellings (for example, blocks of flats) it is usual to give a street number to each dwelling where the block is up to six storeys in height (including the floors on which they are located).

When the block exceeds this height or there are not sufficient numbers available because of existing development, it should be given a name and number in the street.

The numbering of flats within a named or numbered building is outside the scope of this Council’s powers but developers may be advised that on each floor the numbering should be in a clockwise direction, where this is possible, or alternatively to consult the local District Postmaster.

When flats are numbered internally, they should be numbered not lettered (for example: Flat 2, 21 Smith Street not Flat A, 21 Smith Street nor 21A Smith Street, which might already be used by an adjoining infill building).

House conversion to flats

Expected numbering example: Flat 1, Flat 2, Flat 3, 25 The High Street

Updated: 5 August 2009