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Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
Workington,
Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ

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Land Charges

A Land Search. What is it?

The Council, by law, must keep a Land Charges register. The register records relevant information on every property within the borough. It includes information on highways status/ proposals, conservation areas, tree preservation orders, article 4 directions, enforcement notices, improvement grants and financial charges.

Searches of the register are carried out for a variety of reasons including when a purchaser is interested in buying a property or land. The purpose of a search is to disclose to the interested parties any relevant entries on the register and any financial claims, planning permissions, building control applications and other council decision or restrictions that affect the property or parcel of land. Fees and charges for land searches can be downloaded below.

How to request a Local Search 

Online

Please note - Our online registration and search facility is currently undergoing a facelift and will be back soon, in the meantime please see the other options below. Customers currently registered to use our online facility may submit search requests by email to landcharges@allerdale.gov.uk with a clear description of the property and a plan. Invoices will be issued in the usual way.

Post

Complete relevant forms and submit with an ordinance survey plan clearly marking the location of the property/land to be searched with a cheque made payable to Allerdale Borough Council.

NLIS

Allerdale Borough Council is currently at NLIS level 2 meaning we can receive and return electronic searches through the NLIS hub.

Fees and Charges

Please see the documents below for all fees and charges for property searches together with access arrangements and a request for unrefined data form.

Official Local Land Charge Searches

The Local Land Charges search may be made up of 3 parts. They are the LLC1, CON29R & CON29O enquiries. These can be submitted individually or altogether depending on the information required.

  • LLC1 -  The Official Certificate of Search Form. This deals with all the registerable charges, for example financial charges, improvement grants, tree preservation orders, conditional planning consents etc.
  • CON29R -  This deals with the Planning and Building Control history of the property/piece of land, the status of the roads, notices issued by the Local Authority and also Radon Gas Assessments.
  • CON29O - Optional Enquiries.

CON29O optional enquiries can include any of the following questions:

  • Q.4. Road proposals by private bodies
  • Q.5 Advertisements
  • Q.6 Completion Notices
  • Q.7 Parks and Countryside
  • Q.8 Pipelines
  • Q.9 Houses in multiple occupation
  • Q.10  Noise abatement 
  • Q.11 Urban Development areas
  • Q.12 Enterprise Zones, Local Development Orders and BIDS
  • Q.13 Inner Urban Improvement areas
  • Q.14 Simplified planning zones
  • Q.15 Land maintenance notices
  • Q.16 Mineral consultation areas and safeguarding areas
  • Q.17 Hazardous substance consents
  • Q.18 Environmental and pollution notices
  • Q.19 Food safety notices
  • Q.20 Hedgerow notices
  • Q.21 Flood Defence and Land Drainage Consents
  • Q.22  Common Land and town or village green

 These questions are charged for individually and only if requested.

What to expect from your Local Search

Incorporated within your Local Search are any matters on the Land Charges Register, Planning History, Building Control information from 2000 and a marked up plan in colour from the Highways Authority showing adopted and unadopted highways, Public Rights of Way and S38 Agreements within the vicinity of the property. 

Personal Searches

Any individual can come into the Council Offices to search the Land Charges Register. This is strictly by appointment and is free of charge. Details of how to access the Con29 data and fees are in the documents below.  

(Please note any properties falling within the boundaries of the Lake District National Park must obtain the planning information from the LDNPA.)

Four days notice must be given and all bookings should be sent by email to landcharges@allerdale.gov.uk., Full address details of the property and plan should be submitted at least four days prior to your appointment to enable the Land Charges team to undertake the necessary work to collate the Con29 data in time for your appointment. From 11 August 2008 the planning information for search requests (except properties falling within Lake District National Park Authority) will also be available from the Land Charges Department.

Other departments must be contacted individually to make appointment:

LDNPA Planning - 01539 792620

Cumbria County Council Highways - 01228 673078 (a list of adopted highways is available for viewing at Allerdale House, New Bridge Road, Workington CA14 3YJ)

Turnaround Time

Completion is normally within 10 working days (please note that this may be longer if additional questions are asked). Requests including additional enquiry Q22 may take up to 10 working days due to information being provided by an external agency. We do not offer an expedition service but if a search is needed urgently give the office a call and we will be more than happy to help you.

My Property

Please use the my property section of our website to find out additional information on your property including planning and building control applications and other local information.

Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
Microsoft Word formatCon29 Fees for land/property within Allerdale area in Word format48 Kb7 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatCon29 Fees for land/property within Lake District National Park area of Allerdale in Word format48 Kb7 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCon29 fees for land/property within Allerdale area in PDF format34 Kb5 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCon29 fees for land/property within Lake District National Park Authority area of Allerdale in PDF format33 Kb5 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatRequest for Unrefined Con29 data in Word format39 Kb6 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatFees and charges 2017-18 in Word format35 Kb5 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb

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