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A local land charges search should be carried out when a property or piece of land is being sold, purchased, leased or valued.

The search results provide important information about any charges or responsibilities you will be taking on when you exchange contracts.

A full local land charges search consists of form LLC1 and CON29.

Form LLC1

This is a search of the Local Land Charges Register and will reveal any of the following, found within the outline of the property to be searched:

  • Conservation Areas 
  • Listed Buildings 
  • Ancient Monuments 
  • Tree Preservation Orders 
  • Enforcement Notices 
  • Highway Agreements  
  • Planning Applications

The search will not reveal any registrations affecting neighbouring properties or parcels of land unless specifically requested by the search applicant at the time the search is submitted.

Form CON29

This contains a series of standard questions covering planning, building control, highways and environmental issues.

Q.4 Road proposals by private bodies
Q.5 Advertisements
Q.6 Completion Notice
Q.7 Parks and Countryside
Q.8 Pipelines
Q.9 Houses in Multiple Occupancy
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 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.

Local land charge search fees and charges from 1 April 2020

Search type 2019/20 total charge  2020/21 total charge

Basic Official Search - (LLC1 and Con29). This fee includes the fee payable to Gloucestershire County Council for reply to the Highways enquiries.

£152.40

£155.45

CON29 0 (Part II - Optional Enquires) Question 4 - 21 inclusive £20.40 £20.80
CON29 (Part II - Optional Enquires) Question 22 - Common Land, Town and Village Green £30.00 £30.60
Additional Enquiries (Part III) £19.20  £19.60
Extra parcel of land £12.60  £12.85
LLC 1 Certificate Only £25.00 £25.50
CON 29R only £122.40 £129.95
Copy of Search (LLC1 and CON29) £15.00 £15.30
Copy of LLC1 Certificate only £10.00 £10.20
Personal searches: search of the Local Land Charges Register only No Charge No Charge

Please note that the Local Search requisitions must include the following to be processed or they will be returned:

  • The correct fee made payable to Forest of Dean District Council
  • Two copies of a site location plan, preferably 1:2500 scale. Please edge the boundaries of the property/land to be searched against clearly in red