Personal Searches and EIR CON29 Information Requests

Personal Searches of the Local Land Charges Register and EIR CON29 Requests - information for applicants

Personal Searches

Local Land Charges Register

Requests for information from the Local Land Charges Register can be made under the Land Charges Rules. The Land Charges Rules permit inspection of the register for free at our offices. You will need to make an appointment with at least 48 hours notice. If you do not wish to inspect for free, the information can be sent to you for a fee of £10. Please email your request including a plan clearly identifying the property/land for either way to When you visit our Authority you will need to attend the Reception where you will be handed a folder. The folder will contain a map of the area your property/land is within and a sheet outlining how to do the search. You will need to identify any charges on the property/land and then use the online register to obtain the details of the charge. The online register link is below:

Please note this is not the full register. It does not contain listed buildings or conditional consents. You are able to look listed buildings yourself and most conditional consents, any other conditional consents will be provided for you on the paperwork supplied at your appointment.

EIR requests

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) allow for inspection of environmental information held by public bodies, including councils. 

CON29 Information Requests

A list of sources of information and data has been produced for the information covered by the CON29 2016 July version.

 *Please note that where the above linked information sheet indicates that the Authority requires 48 hours notice for public inspection, this is from when the Authority has answered the EIR with its initial response, as the Authority is permitted up to 20 working days to respond to requests made under the Regulations.

Inspection at our offices is free. A charge will be applied if the information is to be supplied to you. The fee is based on an hourly fee of £25 and you will be advised in the response if there is a fee applicable.

Requests for information under 1.1 J) and K)

This information, including any information prior to 2002 is now available through the Council's website and can be accessed by either of the following links:

Requests for information under 1.1 L) 

The historic information up to the end of March 2017 is now available

For information from April 2017 onwards, this is now searchable through the Mid Devon (this is because North Devon and Mid Devon's Building Control departments operate as a joint service) website

If the page has timed out, click on the ‘Search’ with the drop down arrow, go down to ‘building control’ and then across and down to ‘property search’ and click on this and it should reset the page. You will then be able to enter the address details of the property you are searching on, and if any information is held, it will be displayed.

Any other requests not covered by the information sheet, please e-mail your request to