Our land and buildings

How we manage our land and buildings

Lands and buildings are a major resource for Surrey County Council (SCC). The efficient and effective use of this resource is vital in achieving the council's strategic aims and objectives.

Properties owned by Surrey County Council are the responsibility of Land and Property. Their management and maintenance depend on the type of property. An "operational" building provides a SCC service, such as a Library or Fire Station, whereas a "non-operational" property is generally residential accommodation or land. Schools, for the most part, manage and maintain their own property matters.

Surrey County Council currently uses a consultant and a number of contractors, from an approved list, to manage day-to-day maintenance of these assets.

When purchasing land, check ownership of the land with Land Registry. If the land is owned by SCC, call the Contact Centre on 03456 009 009 for further details.

Any queries relating to SCC property, please call our contact centre.

Energy management measures at Surrey County Council

In 2010, SCC adopted a Carbon and Energy policy to combat the 115,000 tonnes of CO2 it emits from its buildings each year.

Between 2010 and 2014, the council reduced its emissions by 9% and has committed to further reductions by 2019, through efficiency projects in corporate buildings, maintained schools and street lighting.

Arboricultural help

Arboriculture is the cultivation, management and study of individual trees and other vegetation. SCC has an arboriculture team, within our Environment and Infrastructure Directorate.

Arboriculture Team

Please contact our Natural Capital Team within our Environment and Infrastructure Directorate.
Contact: 03456 009 009

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