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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 £157 and you will receive a response within 10 to 15 working days.

Due to staff shortages at this time, priority searches are unavailable. This situation will be reviewed in due course.

Our current turn around for searches is 10 - 15 working days however, during August and September this may be slightly longer. Any questions regarding applying for HER data should be directed to county.her@eastsussex.gov.uk

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

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