Land Charges and planning archives

Land Charges

The Council, by law, must keep a Land Charges Register. The register records relevant information on every property (also known as a ‘parcel of land’) within the borough. It will contain information on planning permissions, highway status / proposals, conservation area designation, tree preservation orders, Article 4 directions, enforcement notices, improvement grants management orders, and Financial Charges.

Copies of documents

Copies of single documents, such as a Decision Notice, can usually be downloaded from our web site free of charge or can be obtained for a basic photocopying fee from our Planning Information desk at the Town Hall.

We are also able to supply copies of documents, planning history information and formal decisions by post. Please note that this is a chargeable service and the current rates can be found here:

All such requests must be made in writing and accompanied by the appropriate payment.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in the Royal Borough

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new power which enables a charge to be levied on the net increase in gross internal area floorspace arising from development in order to fund infrastructure that is needed to support development in the area.

The Mayor of London is proposing a CIL for Greater London for which a charge of £50/m2 will be levied in the Royal Borough, although medical/health services and schools/colleges are proposed to have a zero or nil charge (£0/m2) from 1 April 2012.

For further information visit our dedicated CIL webpage