Request information for previous plans, 'competent persons', and properties.
There is no general public right to look at plans for the design and construction of properties you do not own.
Copies of Planning and Building Control documents
You can request a copies of documents at our offices, however, they may not be available straight away but can be picked up, emailed or posted at a later date.
Please note: plans and drawings submitted to us as part of a Planning Application are Copyright of the original owners. Copies of such plans and drawings cannot be made without the prior written permission of the copyright owner (i.e. the architect, agent, or author of the document).
Copies of Building Control Certificates are available for the past 15 years. We do not hold records prior to this date.
Access to information
Requests for via Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) or Freedom of Information (FOI) can be made:
Please note: Responses are normally sent out within 20 working days. Visit our Freedom of information page for more information.
Planning history of a property
Competent persons schemes information
A 'competent person' is someone who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities that allow them to assist you properly.
We hold information of all work carried out at properties taken from the competent person scheme.
Please note: We do not hold completion certificates for work carried out under these schemes. Certificates are issued from the installer directly to the property owner.
Searching property information with a CON29
The CON29 is the standard form for Local Authority Searches. For more information see Local Land Charges.
Building Control information relates to questions 1.1, 3.8 and 3.14 of the CON29 and can be obtained within five working days from our Local Land Charges team.
Details of building work where notices have been served or court action has been taken can be viewed on the Register of building work subject to proceedings for the contravention of building regulations.
Please note: If a property address does not appear on the register it should be assumed that the answer to question 3.8 is 'No'.
Radon affected areas
Q3.14 – Further information about properties in radon affected areas can be found on the Public Health England website.