A-Z of Services

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  We require at least 5 working days notice from receipt of your email to your choice of date for the appointment to ensure we have adequate time to check the plans, addresses and prepare the relevant documents for inspection. We allow up to 6 addresses per appointment. We do not add on addresses to appointments already booked. 

When emailing please include the following:-

    • Address inc. postcode and a reasonable location plan, outlining in red the area to be searched.
    • Please specify the day you wish to carry out the Personal Search.

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

We provide the following information for inspection only, free of charge, at our offices in Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF. 

    • An extract of the Local Land Charges Register
      Please note we do not reveal planning approvals prior to 1974. 
    • An extract of the responses contained within Con 29 1.1 a-k (Planning & Building Regulations)
      Please note we only reveal Building Regulations from 1 April 2002 and we do not hold information relating to 1.1L, these enquiries should be referred back to the seller.
      Please note that we do not reveal Planning Refusals and Withdrawn applications prior to 1974.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.


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Full 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 

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 would be 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


General Information/Contacts:-

For all Land Charges matters please email personal.searches@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

For all Planning matters please email tsu@wyreforestdc.go.uk

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