Personal searches can be done on a self-serve basis.
You or an agent will need to email the following 48 hours before your booking with Land charges team:
- a clear plan (ideally OS extract 1:1250 or 1:2500)
- full postal address (including the Parish)
We will then email a schedule of matters affecting the property or land held within our register (Registrations held under Rule 7 of the Land Charges Act 1977).
Booking a personal search
- Call our reception on 01285 623000 or
- Email the Land Charges team
We can accommodate 4 agents per day. Slots are available Monday to Friday:
- 9am - 12 midday (2 agents – unlimited properties)
- 2pm - 5pm (2 agents – unlimited properties)
The most accurate and up to date records for the following are now available online:
- Article 4 directions
- Conservation areas
- Listed Buildings
- Public Protection Notices
- Scheduled Ancient Monuments
- Sites of Special Scientific Interest
- Tree Preservation Orders since 1 January 2010 (only available online)
Airfield safeguarding zones
To keep the operation of airports safe and secure, airports are legally obliged to have an active policy of aerodrome safeguarding. Consultees must make sure that no developments within the 15km safeguarding zone (30km for wind turbines) have an negative effect on the airport's operation. Aerodrome safeguarding covers:
1. Protecting the airspace around the airport by making sure there are no buildings or structures which may cause danger to aircraft either in the air or on the ground. The 15km safeguarding circle around the airport is measured from the middle of the runway.
2. Making sure that proposed developments eg landscaping, waste disposal facilities etc. do not attract birds and wildlife or encourage birds to congregate and threaten flight safety.
3. Ensuring that radar and navigational aids are not distorted by proposed developments. For example, wind turbines and large banks of solar panels can interfere with radar.
4. Making sure that visual aids, such as the runway lights and approach lights are not hidden or that other lights in the local area do not distract or confuse pilots.
The legends on each individual map will indicate if there is a statutory consultee who, through the Town and Country Planning process, will need to be consulted by the local and county planning authorities about certain developments within the safeguarding consultation zones.
Airfield safeguarding maps
If you need any further information about Airfield Safeguarding Areas, please get advice from the relevant body. Please: