Contacting the Surrey HER - November 2022 update
The Surrey Historic Environment Record (HER) team works primarily from home and to enable a prompt service search requests should not be submitted by post. Please use the Tandridge Validation requirement HER search form (PDF) and email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org, remembering to include a site outline plan with every search request.
Since November 2011, Tandridge District Council has required most non-domestic planning applications to include a Heritage Statement as part of its Local Validation Requirements. The first stage of this process is to consult the Surrey Historic Environment Record (HER) in order to assess whether the proposal is likely to affect any heritage assets.
Consulting the HER will provide the applicant with the raw HER data showing whether there are any heritage assets on or within 100 metres of the development site. Searches are classified as positive or negative depending on whether there are recorded heritage assets present. The HER data are not interpreted at this stage. If the search is positive (for example there are heritage assets on or lying close to the development site) then the applicant will need to get the information interpreted and, based on that, may be required to produce a heritage statement.
Whether the search is positive or negative, a copy of the results email which contains a unique HER reference number, together with any attachments and the associated plan showing the extent of the site on which the search was based, should be submitted to Tandridge District Council with an application, together with the completed Local Validation Requirements Checklist.
Please note that in providing this information, however, the HER makes no judgement regarding the necessity for, or scope of, any further statement which may be required to meet the validation requirements of Tandridge District Council. Consult the 'Local validation requirements 2015' on Tandridge District Council's website for further guidance.
Please note that a charge is made for this HER service. As of 1 April 2022 prices are as follows:
- Priority search (results returned within two working days): £116.50 + VAT.
- Standard search (results returned within 5 to 10 working days): £76 + VAT.
HER invoices are raised on a monthly basis, so an invoice will be sent to the enquirer after the end of the month in which the search was completed.
To submit an HER search to fulfil planning requirements click on the link to the form below. Once completed, return along with a site location plan to email@example.com. Please attach all files directly to the email; we are unable to receive compressed files. The Priority and Standard timescales for the supply of search results begin following confirmation of requirements, not the submission of a search request form.
Files available to download
Tandridge Validation requirement HER search form (PDF)
A search form to request searches from the Surrey Historic Environment Record for the fulfilment of Tandridge Local Validation Requirements as part of planning applications