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Enquiries of the Local Authority ... bite size

Enquiries of the Local Authority contain a number of standard enquiries which are answered by the relevant local authority. The enquiries concern the following matters:

  1. Planning and building decisions and pending application
  2. Planning designations and proposals
  3. Roadways, footways and footpaths
  4. Public Rights of Way
  5. Land required for public purposes
  6. Land to be acquired for road works
  7. Drainage matters
  8. Nearby road schemes
  9. Nearby railway schemes
  10. Traffic schemes
  11. Outstanding notices
  12. Contravention of building regulations 
  13. Notices, orders, directions and proceedings under Planning Acts
  14. Conservation area
  15. Compulsory purchase
  16. Contaminated land
  17. Radon gas
  18. Assets of community value

There are also a number of option enquiries which can be raised with there local authority where appropriate. These optional enquiries cover: 

  • Road proposals by private bodies
  • Advertisements 
  • Completion notices under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Parks and countryside
  • Pipelines
  • Houses in multiple occupation
  • Noise abatement
  • Urban development areas
  • Enterprise zones, local development order and business improvement districts
  • Inner urban improvement areas
  • Simplified planning zones
  • Land Maintenance notices
  • Mineral consultation and safeguarding areas
  • Hazardous substance consents
  • Environmental and pollution notices
  • Food safety notices
  • Hedgerow notices
  • Flood defence and land drainage consents
  • Common land and town or village greens.


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