Planning searches

We offer two options for searching for the planning history for a site - you can either order the documents and review yourself, or pay us to search the records for you.

Personal search - free

We will order all appropriate files and microfiche back to 1977 which may relate to your site. Once we have the information we will contact you and you can come to Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre (HARC), Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, Hereford HR2 6LA to view the documents and extract the information you require. There could be numerous files and microfiche to study due to the historic nature of these records. Complete the planning search booking form and select free service. You can also search all planning applications since 2006 on our planning application search

To complete the form you will need to:

  • Provide details of the site search address
  • Upload or email your site plan with the site area to be searched outlined in red
  • Confirm the details you wish the search to cover

Planning history search - Paid service £42

We will carry out a planning history search for you and provide you with a letter and copies of the decision notices relating to your site. This will confirm all the applications we have extracted from the files and microfiche for the search criteria you have requested. We will notify you when the search is complete and send you the copy documents. The charge for this service is £42 per site and covers the cost of staff time to search and produce the information. Complete the planning search booking form and select chargeable service. A paid planning history search covers all planning applications dating back to 1948 on a site. It does not include building regulation applications.

It can include:

  • Applications which are approved, refused or withdrawn
  • Listed building consents
  • Conservation area consents

To complete the form you will need to:

  • Provide details of the site search address
  • Upload or email your site plan with the site area to be searched outlined in red
  • Confirm the details you wish the search to cover
  • Make the payment of £42 for each site

The charge for this service is £42 per site and covers the cost of staff time in searching for and producing the information. 

 

Property history search

If you are looking for the history of the property rather than the planning history you can contact the Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre.