Reminder: Changes to Wyre Forest District Council Local Authority Searches : March 2020

Wyre Forest District Council’s Land Charges Team hope to be implementing new software in March 2020, which will result in some changes to the information provided on our Local Authority Searches.

Wyre Forest’s council’s computerised records of Planning Refusals and Planning Withdrawn Applications does not extend back before January 2006 and Building Regulation Information does not extend back before 2012. Therefore, they will not be able to provide this information on any of their Searches.

From 2nd March 2020 the Full Local Authority Search will provide Planning Refusals and Planning Withdrawn applications from 2006 onwards and Building Regulation Information from 2012 onwards They will of course still provide a full Local Land Charges Register which includes all conditional planning approvals from 1974.

For clarification the LLC1 only requests will include the Land Charges Register but not Con29 information including Building Regulation Information as this is not contained within the Land Charges Register.

If you require details of Planning Refusals and Planning Withdrawn Applications prior to 2006 please email tsu@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

For details of building control applications, approvals and completions prior to 2012, in the first instance please refer to the owner(s) of the property. If they do not have details, you may make a request to this Council under the Freedom of Information Act. Please use the following link https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/the-council/transparency-and-freedom-of-information/freedom-of-information.aspx

Please note that copies of building regulation applications, approvals and completion certificates are only available to the building owners or their appointed agents and at the discretion of the local authority. Evidence to prove ownership may be required.

We hope the transition to the new software will go smoothly, however if there are issues which effect the current turnaround times of within 10 working days Wyre Forest council will keep their website updated  https://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/land-and-premises/local-land-charge-search.aspx

If you require further clarification or have any queries regarding this matter please email land.charges@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

In the meantime if you have any questions you would like to ask us directly in relation to this change, please get in touch with our friendly Client Support team on 0800 840 5571 or helpdesk@tmgroup.co.uk