Personal Search Appointments (Land Charges)

Anyone can make a request to carry out a Personal Search. However, they should be prepared and competent to carry out a search and inspection of local authority records without assistance from local authority staff. We offer no compensation for Personal Searches. 

Requests for an appointment should be emailed to: personal.searches@wyreforestdc.gov.uk 

Specify which date you would like to book but please note, we require at least 5 working days notice from receipt of your email to your choice of date to ensure we have adequate time to prepare the relevant documents for inspection. We allow up to 6 addresses per appointment. Under no circumstances do we add on addresses to appointments already booked.

We will reply by email confirming your appointment. Do not assume that you have an appointment until you receive a confirmation email from us.   

When booking an appointment, please provide a full postal address including postcode. We do not require plans and we will NOT check any plans you do send. If you require a member of staff to check your plan against our Register you will need to submit an LLC1 Search which currently costs £25. The exception to this will be those addresses that we are unable to locate or parcels of land for which we may need to request a plan for location purposes only.

We provide an extract of the Local Land Charges Register which includes all conditional planning approvals from 1974. This will be made available on the day of your appointment between 9am and 4pm. Please note that we do not reveal planning approvals prior to 1974.

The paperwork is made available for inspection only and should not be taken away from the office.

Copies via camera/mobile phone are not permitted.

Con 29 Information can be obtained from the following Departments and Websites:

Details of Planning Applications and Decisions from 2006, including the Decision Notice, can be viewed on our website: http://www.wyreforest.gov.uk/fastweb/welcome.asp and our online mapping page: http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/mapping.aspx

Please note that all conditional planning approvals from 1974 are registered and revealed in the Local Land Charges Register.

Listed Buildings, Locally Listed Buildings and Tree Preservation Orders are also available to view on our online mapping page: http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/mapping.aspx 

The Local Plan & Planning Policy information is available on our website: http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/planning-policy/policies-map.aspx 

PLEASE NOTE: Wyre Forest District Council is reviewing the Local Plan which can be viewed on: www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/localplanreview 

Drainage matters are dealt with by Severn Trent and you can view their website: www.stwater.co.uk  

Matters relating to Public Rights of Way can be viewed on Worcestershire County Councils website: http://gis.worcestershire.gov.uk/website/Countryside  

Road adoptions can be viewed on the Worcestershire County Councils website where they have published the latest list of streets (classified and unclassified roads): http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/downloads/download/924/searches_and_adopted_roads_classified_and_unclassified_roads

All other Highway matters including Section 38 Agreements and Road Schemes are dealt with by Worcestershire County Council and you can carry out a Highway Search by emailing: highwaysearch@worcestershire.gov.uk

From 1 January 2012 the Building Control function for Wyre Forest is administered by North Worcestershire Building Control (Bromsgrove District Council). Please click on the following link for more information on obtaining building control https://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/building-control-regulations-and-advice/building-regulation-records.aspx 

Wyre Forest District Council currently only hold historical Building Control records until 2011. Please note that in line with Government guidance, Building Regulations application information need only be retained for 15 years. The Council cannot guarantee that information older than this will be available.

Copies of building regulation application information are only available to building owners or their appointed agents and at the discretion of the local authority. Evidence to prove ownership may be required.

All requests for copy information will need to be made in writing to:  tsu@wyreforestdc.gov.uk and include the relevant reference number. Any copies provided will incur a fee in line with Council's adopted fees and charges.

https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/the-council/transparency-and-freedom-of-information/freedom-of-information.aspx

The Council does not hold certificates or notices in respect of work carried out under a competent person self-certification scheme. If any such work has been carried out on site under such a scheme, the owner or occupier of the property should be asked to produce any such certificate.

Environmental Health matters are dealt with by Worcestershire Regulatory Services, please email: wrsenquiries@worcsregservices.gov.uk

Housing matters are dealt with by Wyre Forest Private Sector Housing, please email: privatesectorhousing@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Water matters are dealt with by North Worcestershire Water Management Team, please email: enquiries@nwwm.org.uk

Planning matters are dealt with by the Wyre Forest Technical Support Team, all requests must be made in writing and allow at least 15 working days for a response, please email: tsu@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

For Commons Registration enquiries, please email: commonsandvillagegreens@worcestershire.gov.uk

For Personal search enquiries, please email:  personal.searches@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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