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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 £15.00 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.


Question 3.3. Drainage Matters (Sustainable Drainage Systems - SuDS)

A GIS layer showing approved planning applications where SuDS have been identified (from April 2015) is available on Arun Maps.

When opening the map, go to the top left corner and select the drop down item “Map Features”, then click the black arrow next to “Areas of Interest” where you can turn on the SuDS layer:

SuDS layer   

There may also be other applications on your property which identify SuDS, you are advised to inspect the planning history to check all applications. If this property falls within the South Downs National Park you should make enquiries on their website.

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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