Changes to local land charge searches

We are currently working with HM Land Registry to migrate our local land charges data to their central digital register. When this is complete, we will no longer provide local land charges search for Chelmsford. Instead, you will need to apply to them. However, we will still deal with Con29 enquiries.

The local land charges search will include information about:

  • the planning history of the land
  • planning policies affecting the land
  • developments which will directly affect the land
  • local land charges that restrict the use of the land
  • local land charges that will pass to any new owner of the land (such as conservation areas, tree preservation orders or listed buildings)

A local land charges search is made up of:

  • Form LLC1, a search of the Local Land Charges Register, which we have a statutory duty to maintain
  • Form CON29 Required Questions and CON29O Optional Questions, which requests details of information that may affect a specific property or piece of land

Form LLC1 includes information about:

  • financial charges
  • tree preservation orders
  • renovation grants
  • conservation areas
  • listed buildings
  • conditional planning applications
  • enforcement notices

Form CON29 Required Questions includes information about:

  • previous planning applications
  • building regulations and certificates for works
  • highways and traffic
  • the environment
  • public paths and byways
  • the current or proposed local plan policies

Optional Form CON29O Optional Questions information includes about:

  • advertisements
  • mineral consultation areas

CON29 Revisions 2016 provides guidance on the updates to these questions.

You can request:

  • Full Local Search (LLC1 and CON29)
  • LLC1 only
  • CON29 Required Questions only
  • CON29 Required Questions and CON29O Optional Questions

We charge different amounts for each search that we carry out.

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