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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are regularly reviewing our procedures as per the Government guidelines due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Due to the recent national lockdown, we are no longer able to offer inspection of the Local Land Charges Register (LLCR) at the Arun Leisure Centre, as this facility is now closed. We are uncertain at this stage when this venue, or indeed the Council offices will re-open.

We will no longer be able to complete personal searches of the LLCR on your behalf. This was a temporary, emergency measure brought in at the start of the March 2020 lockdown. This is no longer a sustainable alternative to the personal search service, due to the on-going restrictions and working practices we are all having to adhere to during these unprecedented times.

We will resume the appointment service once we are able to locate a suitable venue that is a reliable and safe environment to carry out the personal search service. We will communicate this to our customers as soon as possible.

We will continue to accept requests for searches of the LLCR in the form of an LLC1, available at a cost of £20.00 per property/piece of land. These can be submitted via the usual methods, including e-mail. The results will be returned within 1 - 2 working days.

If you require any further information on how to submit an LLC1 or to make payment, please contact and we will provide you with further details.

Update regarding the revised CON29 forms

Please see the CON29 access spreadsheet 2016 [pdf] 67KB explaining how CON29 related data can be accessed, as well as some information relating to specific questions below (the cost for West Sussex County Council information has been increased, please contact them for up to date fees):

Question 3.3. Drainage Matters

(a) A GIS layer showing applications approved by the Council which have specific SuDS conditions has only been recorded by Arun District Council since 6th April 2015.  For properties falling within the South Downs National Park SuDs information has only been specifically recorded by Arun District Council since 1st July 2016. This layer is only available for inspection at the Civic Centre, reception area, on the mapping system used for personal searches of the Register.

(b) Applications with a suffix of DOC also appear on this layer and the documents attached to the application contained within the planning system can be inspected to ascertain the answer to this question.

(c) This question should be referred to the vendor.

Question 3.7.(g) Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

A GIS layer showing notices issued by Arun District Council will be available for inspection at the Civic Centre, reception area, on the mapping system used for personal searches of the Register.

West Sussex County Council should also be contacted regarding notices that they may have served.

It is possible that the Environment Agency may also issue notices therefore you may wish to contact them at

Question 3.10. Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

On 15 January 2020, Arun District Full Council approved the Arun CIL Charging Schedule.  The CIL Charging Schedule and the Planning Policy Sub-Committee report (of 17 December 2019), which sets out the modifications made to the Draft Charging Schedule, as recommended by the CIL Examiner, are published at The Arun CIL Charging Schedule and the Instalments Policy will come into effect in Arun from 1 April 2020.

It is anticipated that applications containing CIL liability will be made available on the Personal Search mapping system, where CIL is identified a report can be requested via email ( to answer Q.3.10.

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