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Apply online for a full Historic Environment Record (HER) search

A full HER search can be undertaken before or after submission of a planning application.

Archaeological contractors or consultants typically request this raw data search to understand the location and extent of known heritage assets (designated and undesignated) as well the archaeological potential of an area in relation to a development.

The results are usually presented as part of an archaeological desk-based assessment (National Planning Policy Framework Paragraph 194).

Before you apply

Before you apply for a full HER search, please ensure you have the following information to hand:

  • consultant or contractor details
  • site information including a location plan (preferably PDF)
  • a grid reference for the site and a radial distance for the search
  • a results format preference
  • payment details

The cost of this search will be £145 and you will receive a response within 10 to 15 working days.

Priority searches may now be available. If this service is available, it will be indicated as part of the application process and the price and turn around period for this will be clearly marked.

For information on how we handle data please see our privacy notice.

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