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Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses and communities throughout winter.

Personal Search

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Access the environmental information held by us.


  • What is a Personal Search
  • What additional information you can find out
  • What supporting documents you need
  • How much it costs

The Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004 give you access rights to environmental information held by a public authority.

We will not charge you for access to information under EIR except where prints or copies are required. In this case a reasonable cost will be charged based on the actual cost to us.

Access to information requested under EIR will usually be granted within 20 working days from receipt of the request by the Local Land Charges team.

Read more on the Government's site

There are optional enquiries on the Con29 "R" 2016 form which can be requested separately:

  • 1.1 Planning & Building – Available from our planning section
  • 2.2 Public rights of way - Available from Essex Highways
  • 3.3 Drainage Matters - Available from Essex County Council
  • 3.7 (g)Outstanding notices - highways, flood and coastal erosion risk management - Available from Essex County Council
  • 3.10 Community infrastructure levy (CIL) - There is no CIL charging structure at present
  • 3.15 Assets of Community Value - This can be found on the Community Right to bid Register

Fees for questions and component data

Read the Personal Search Guide

What supporting documents do you need?

The following must be submitted:

  • An up-to-date Ordnance Survey map with the property boundary correctly outlined


There is no charge for a personal search.