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Personal search

Anyone can make a personal search of the Local Land Charges Register.

Viewing component data

Anyone can view component data (information relating to questions contained on form CON29) by informing the Land Charges team at time of booking which question numbers you wish to view.


To make an appointment to view component data or for a personal search of the Local Land Charges Register, contact the Land Charges office (0191) 433 2195. This must be done before 9.30am on the working day before the day of your appointment.

At the same time we must also receive a plan taken from the Ordnance Survey Map with the property clearly marked and a list of all component data that you wish to view. The questions must be split down as per fees schedule, see more on fees. You should also let us know if pre-1981 planning applications are required.

Plans can be emailed in PDF format to or faxed to 0191 433 2103.

You can request to receive a tailored report either by post, email or NLIS for the appropriate fee. Fees must be paid at the same time as you make your request for a tailored report together with the plan taken from the Ordnance Survey Map with the property clearly marked.

A report will be provided within 10 working days of your request being received.

Public registers

A personal searcher or any member of the public is entitled to inspect:

  • Statutory Planning Register
  • Stop Notices and Breach of Conditions Notices
  • Register of Ancient Hedgerows
  • Local Plan
  • Register of Houses in Multiple Occupation
  • Noise Abatement Zones
  • Register of Hazardous Substances Consents
  • Register of Enforcement Notices
  • Register of Licensable HMOs
  • Register of Licensable Private Rented Properties
  • Register of Contaminated Land
  • Register of Public Sewer Maps
  • Maps of Public Rights of Way
  • Register of Streets

Building Control and some planning information are held electronically and are available in the Public Access - planning applications portal (opens new window). Computers are also provided in the Development and Enterprise Reception for people to access this information. Access to planning history between 1974 and 1982 is provided by a member of staff.

All public registers can be inspected in the Development and Enterprise reception which is situated in the Civic Centre on the second floor.

All comments should be directed to the Land Charges team.

If you have any queries, please contact us using the address below.

Contact us

Local Land Charges
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 2195