Land searches 2017-2018

1) How many residential joint LL1 and CON29 land searches did the council carry out from November 01,2017, to October 31,2018?

Devon County Council do not hold this information.

We should clarify that it is a district or city council function to answer LLC1 searches and not a county council.

With respect to CON29 land searches, the County Council does not often directly answer these from the public or their agents. Searches are made to a district or city council, who then forwards the search to the County Council to answer those questions for which it is the appropriate body. The County Council does make a charge for each question it answers to the district or city council . It is possible for the County Council to receive a Con29 direct but the County Council would only answer those questions which it is appropriate authority for and would charge the organisation submitting the Con29 for each question it answers.

We can confirm that Devon County Council carried out 16,930 CON29 searches between 1 November 2017 and 31 October 2018.  We are not able to divide this between residential and commercial.

a) In the same time period what income did this generate?

The total received for invoices raised to district or city councils for Con29 searches carried out between 1st November 2017 and 31st October 2018 is £259,880

2) How many commercial joint LL1 and CON29 land searches did the council carry out from November 01,2017, to October 31,2018?

a) In the same time period what income did this generate?

Please see our answer to question 1 above.

3) From April 01, 2018, to November 01,2018, how long on average did a joint LL1 and CON29 land search take?

Devon County Council do not hold this information.   Following on from our explanation above, because the district or city council responds to the LL1 land search, they will hold this information and we recommend that you re-direct your request to them.  Contact details for district or city councils can be found on our website at: https://new.devon.gov.uk/neighbouring-authorities/