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Consulting the HER for Tandridge District planning requirements

As of November 2011, most non-domestic planning applications to Tandridge District Council (TDC) are required to provide a Heritage Statement as part of TDC's 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 a heritage asset.

Consulting the HER will provide the applicant with the raw HER data showing whether there are any heritage assets on, or adjacent to the development site. Searches are classified as positive or negative depending on the presence of heritage assets. The HER data is not interpreted at this stage and if the search is positive (e.g. there are heritage assets on or lying close to your development site) then you will need to get the information interpreted and based on that, you may be required to produce a heritage statement.

Whether the search is positive or negative, a copy of the results email which contains your 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 your application with your 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. You are advised to consult Tandridge District Council's Local Validation Requirements for further guidance.

Please note that a charge is made for the HER service. Our current prices are:

  • Standard Search: £70 + VAT
  • Priority Search: £110 + VAT

An invoice will be sent to the enquirer following the completion of the search.

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 her@surreycc.gov.uk. The results will be returned by email usually within five – ten working days. You can request a priority search (at an increased fee, see above), which reduces this projected time frame to within two working days.

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