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Local land charges

The Local Land Charges function carries out searches to identify any registrations that may affect property or land.

What is a Local Land Charge?

A local land charge is a restriction, prohibition or financial liability on a property or parcel of land that is binding upon successive owners or occupiers.  For example Tree Preservation Orders, Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Financial Charges.

Who submits a local search?

Search requests are typically received from solicitors acting on their clients behalf in order to purchase a property or land. 

Local search forms

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not accept requests for local authority searches in paper format.  All requests should be submitted via email (including a copy of a Land Registry plan with the area of interest outlined in red) to   When your request is received an email confirmation will be sent to the address shown on the application forms. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days please email us.

  • LLC1 - Official Certificate of Search - All registerable local land charges. For example conditional planning consents, S106 Agreements and listed buildings.
  • CON29 - Enquiries of Local Authority - For example road schemes, local plan designations and building regulations.
  • CON29O - Optional enquiries of Local Authority - For example  hazardous substance consents, noise abatement and common land and village greens.

    : With effect from 1st April 2021, Planning History is provided from 1st April 2011. Where Listed Building Consents are applicable, Planning History is provided from 1st April 2001. Should information prior to these dates be required, please use the planning search tool. Please note that not all of the historic records include the associated approved plans which are necessary to establish the full extent of approved works. When the approved plans are not available, persons may contact the Planning Department at the Council and request access to the plans which are retained in microfiche form. 

    Building Control History is provided for works received or notified after 1st April 2011. Should information prior to that date be required, please use the building control search tool.

Forms are available to download from the legal stationer Oyez

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