Highways, public rights of way or common land and town/village green search

Our amended 'Schedule of Charges and Access to Information' document contains full details of the amended fees, and customers can also see more information about our most commonly requested services below.

Schedule of Charges and Access to Information

September 2017

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Please note that VAT has been payable on all CON29 enquiries of the local authority since 1st January 2017.

Customers wishing to apply for our most commonly requested commercial services can do so using the online form below.  Cambridgeshire County Council prioritises its enhanced commercial services and undertakes to respond within 3 working days or as advised on specific requests.

This page provides some detail on the queries available through our online form - please see these listed below.  However, for any further services, or for information about how to apply for services under Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), please consult the 'Schedule of Charges and Access to Information' document above.

Apply for a highway, public rights of way or common land & town/village green search

Please note since 10 April 2015, customers have been unable to pay by cheque.


EIR Requests

Customers wishing to submit queries for our most commonly requested information using the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) can now do so using our online application form above.  Under EIR the County Council is able to cover its costs for the provision of information, and our fees for fulfilling such requests can be seen in the 'Schedule of Charge and Access to Information' document above.

Any information requested under EIR will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible within 20 working days of the request being accepted.  If we cannot provide the information, we will explain why within 20 working days of receipt.


Further Information

Please Note: For commercial companies and individuals wishing to apply for a highway, public rights of way or common land and town/village green search, please read the guidance below before submitting a search. Charges apply for these searches.

How we calculate our charges

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If you have pre-arranged to pay for a specific piece of work undertaken by Asset Information, please use the 'pre-agreed payment to asset information’ button below.  A member of the Asset Information team will supply customers with a quote for any service that is not included in the application form above.  Please note that VAT is also applicable to these services.

Pre agreed payment to Asset Information


Description of services available via search application form

Highway boundary enquiry - £73.20 (including VAT)

Requests for highway boundary enquiry to find out the extent of the highway maintainable at public expense in the vicinity of a property or site. You will be provided with a map and a supporting letter.  The Council can also supply a GIS file for the highway in the vicinity of a site, but please note that we do not supply any Ordnance Survey base mapping.

Please note that any requests which will require more than a single officer hour to resolve may be charged an additional amount, in accordance with the length of time taken to do so.

Section 38 agreements - £4.80 (including VAT)

Requests for a copy of the legal agreement under Section 38 of the Highways Act 1980.

An agreement under Section 38 of the Highways Act 1980 is a guarantee that a road will be adopted by the county council, provided the terms of the agreement are met.

You may wish to view the interactive map first to ensure that an agreement exists (prospective adopted highways are shown as thick orange lines) or request an official local land charges 'adopted roads' search.

You can view more highway and public right of way geographic information on the My Cambridgeshire mapping pages.

If you would like more information about road adoption and Section 38 Agreements read the' New Estate Road Adoption - frequently asked questions' document

New Estate Road Adoption - frequently asked questions

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Section 278 agreements - £4.80 (including VAT)

Requests for a copy of the legal agreement under Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980. You may wish to request an official local land charges 'adopted roads' search before searching for a Section 278 agreement in order to be sure that the highway at the site in question has been adopted by the County Council. 

Section 106 agreements - £4.80 (including VAT)

Request for a copy of an agreement relating to highway planning obligations for a certain street.

Certified copy of extract of the List of Streets/highway records - £55.20 (including VAT)

Requests for an extract of the highway record for a particular locality, certified that it is a true copy which can be used for legal purposes.

Copy of Public Path Order - £4.80 (including VAT)

Requests for copies of a single Public Path Order.  Please note that copies of multiple orders must be requested separately.

Copy of extract of the Definitive Map - £4.80 (including VAT)

Requests for copies of an extract from the Definitive Map in relation to a specific property, site or path. Customers may wish to request a copy of an extract from the Definitive Statement to accompany.

Copy of extract of the Definitive Statement - £4.80 (including VAT)

Requests for copies of an extract from the Definitive Statement in relation to a specific property, site or path. Customers may wish to request a copy of an extract from the Definitive Map to accompany.

Certified copy of the Definitive Map & Statement – £55.20 (including VAT)

Requests for copies of an extract from the Definitive Map and Statement in relation to a specific property or site, certified as a true copy of the actual legal record.

Detailed public rights of way enquiry - £73.20 (including VAT) 

Requests for a map of GIS data showing rights of way in the vicinity of a property or site and their statuses, together with answers to additional related questions, such as pending changes to the definitive map and statement.

Please attach or enter details of your requirements of the 'search address - site details' page of the online form.

For further information on public rights of way, including advice on legal processes for making changes to the rights of way network, please go to the Definitive Map and Statement information.

Please note that any requests which will require more than a single officer hour to resolve may be charged an additional amount, in accordance with the length of time taken to do so.

Copy of extract of the Commons Register or Town and Village Greens Register - £4.80 (including VAT)

Requests for copies of an extract from the Commons Register or Town and Village Greens Register in relation to a specific property or site.

Certified copy of the Commons Register or Town and Village Greens Register – £55.20 (including VAT)

Requests for copies of an extract from the Commons Register or Town and Village Greens Register in relation to a specific property or site, certified as a true copy of the actual legal record.

Detailed common land and town/village green enquiry - £73.20 (including VAT)

Requests for a map and a copy of the official register together with answers to related additional questions.

Please attach of enter details of your requirements on the 'search address - site details' page of the online form.

Additional advice is available at common land/village green web page

Please note that any requests which will require more than a single officer hour to resolve may be charged an additional amount, in accordance with the length of time taken to do so.

Local land charges

Requests for a formal written response to any of the CON29 local land charge questions listed below:

CON29_Questions

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Full CON29 search - £45.60 (including VAT)

This comprehensive search comprises answers to questions 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7, as listed below.  For full descriptions of these questions, see the link above.

Individual CON29 questions - all fees listed below include VAT

Q2.1 (a, b, c, d) Adopted roads £4.80
Q2.2 Public Rights of Way (PROW) £4.80
Q2.3 Pending applications to record PROWs £4.80
Q2.4 Pending legal orders to stop-up/divert/alter/create a PROW £4.80
Q2.5 Map showing PROWs  £14.40
Q3.2 Land Required for Road Works £4.80
Q3.4 (a, b, c, d, e, f) Nearby Road Schemes £4.80
Q3.5 (a, b) Nearby Railway Schemes £4.80 
Q3.6 (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l) Traffic Schemes £6.00
Q3.7 (e) Outstanding Notices - Highways £4.80
Q3.7 (g) Outstanding Notices - flood risk management £4.80

Optional CON29 questions (CON29O)

Q16 Mineral consultation areas  £4.80
Q21  Flood defence and land drainage consents £4.80
Q22.1 Common land & town/village green £4.80
Q22.2 Landowner deposit enquiries £4.80

In relation to question 22.2 above, please note that an online register of all maps and statements deposited under section 15A of the Commons Act 2006 and section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 is available on the Landowner deposits webpage.

Pending applications for the registration for common land or town or village greens - £4.80 (including VAT)

Requests for any pending applications for registration of common land or town or village green under the Commons Act 2006.

Previous applications for the registration for common land or town or village greens which have been withdrawn or rejected - £4.80 (including VAT)

Requests for whether any previous applications for registration of common land, town or village green under the Commons Act 2006 have been withdrawn or rejected.

Pending applications to amend the register for common land - £4.80 (including VAT)

Requests for as to whether any applications have been made to amend the register for common land under the Commons Act 2006.


Accessing raw data

A full list is available on how to access highways records and can be found at highway records

Changes to the extent of alignment of highway

In certain circumstances it may be possible to 'stop up or divert' highway rights under Section 116 of the Highways Act 1980 or Action 247 and 248 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 leaving an area of private land. You can find more information at highway records.

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