We'll carry out a historical search, give you information received through the planning process and identify any contaminative use surrounding the site.
Searches can take up to 21 days.
Request a search
Email firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, address, contact number, the full site address and a map of the site.
The service costs £25 an hour. The first hour is payable in advance. After we've completed the search, we'll confirm if and how much extra you need to pay. Once you've paid any additional fees, we'll send you the search.
The easiest way to make a payment is using our online form.
Pay by phone
You can pay online or call 01622 602888. You'll need to quote 'CL21930' if you're paying over the phone.
Pre-application consultation advice
Environmental Health is regularly contacted by consultants and developers to review and approve a scope of works or make comments on a completed report/assessment prior to submission to the client or the planning department. Comments on the proposed scope of works or report/assessment will be provided by the Environmental Protection Team which may include advice regarding further works needed or additional codes of practice/British Standards/policy documents etc to be referred to. It should be noted that that work does not include the Environmental Protection Team writing or specifying a scope of works from ‘scratch’.
We now make a charge for this type of consultation advice. The charge for this service is £55 per hour (inclusive of VAT) with a minimum charge of 1 hour payable in advance.
- Location of the land or site (including a map of the site boundary)
- Information relating to the proposed scope of works or a copy of the report/assessment to upload
- Any additional questions
You can make the payment by ringing 01622 602888 and quote the reference CL21 930.
What happens next:
Once you’ve successfully made the request, we’ll provide you with a written (usually emailed) response. Should the enquiry take longer than 1 hour, we will contact you to obtain the additional fee required prior to the response being sent.
The comments received/advice given will be the same as the officer would make if reviewing the planning application and represents their professional opinion based upon the information provided. The consultant/developer is at liberty to take on board that advice or comments or continue with their application/submission to the planning authority.