Application process

We will notify Royal Mail as soon as new streets or premises have been provisionally named or numbered so that they can register and allocate a postcode. It may take up to 10 working days for Royal Mail to issue post codes.

Once the full postal address has been confirmed by Royal Mail, notification will be sent out to the applicant.  We will also notify the emergency services and the Land Registry of the new address.

Once a correct postal address has been produced we will incorporate the information on the Land and Property Gazetteer, the authoritative reference for location and addressing of all land and property in Cheltenham.

Please be aware that the process may take up to six weeks as all information has to be verified and confirmed with the emergency services and Royal Mail.

As part of the Data Proctect Act 2018 we have updated our privacy information to explain how and why we collect and use your personal data. You can find out more information on our privacy pages.

Application forms, fees and guidance