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Highway Searches

Land Charge Searches - CON29 and private searches

The purpose of a local land charges search is to check if there are any matters affecting the property which are registered as a local land charge, or whether information is held by the Council about which the buyer raises specific questions.

The Highways Development Control team answer queries on the series of standard enquiries in relation to the highway aspects of the second part of a search which is known as the CON29R.

Responses are given to the Council's Land Charges section for inclusion in the response for the whole search.

Further information on searches can be found on the Land Searches page. Click on the link below to navigate to this page:

Land Searches

Highways Information ‐ contact Highway Department at Bedford Borough Council ‐ 01234 228764 or 01234 276386

In addition to the highway responses provided on CON29R, the Highways Development Control team is also responsible for providing answers to highway questions on personal searches.
Fees from 1 January 2017:
For the status and extent of the highway in relation to a single property only, the charge is £46.70 (£38.92 + 20% VAT).

For status and extent of the highway in relation to a single property plus additional questions regarding road schemes, improvements and developments etc within 200m of the property, the charge is £86.60 (£72.16 + 20% VAT)

For the status and extent of the highway in relation to a large plot of land plus additional questions regarding road schemes, improvements and developments etc within 200m of the land, the charge is £93.20 (£77.66 + 20% VAT) for up to 150m of road, plus £26.70 (£22.25 + 20% VAT) for every subsequent 150m.

Please request this information in writing to Highways Development Control, Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Bedford, MK42 9AP. The Council will issue an invoice once we have responded to your enquiry