Ownership certificate and agricultural holdings certificate

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Description 

You have to complete a certificate of ownership so that you can: 

  • provide details about the ownership of the application site 
  • confirm that notice has been served on any other owners 
  • confirm that notice has been served on any agricultural tenants 

Guidance 

The type of Ownership certificate you have to complete depends on your interest in the site your application is for. 

You need to complete Ownership certificate A if: 

  • you are the sole owner of the site  
  • you have a leasehold interest which has at least 7 years to run 
  • the site is not part of an agricultural holding 

You need to complete Ownership certificate B if: 

  • you are not the owner of the site 
  • you only own part of the site 
  • you know who owns the site or the other parts of it 
  • there is an agricultural tenant on any part of the site 

You can use the owner notification form to complete Ownership certificate B 

You need to complete Ownership certificate C if there is more than one owner and you know some but not all of the owners of the site. 

You can use the owner notification form to complete Ownership certificate C 

You need to complete Ownership certificate D if you do not know any owners of the site. 

You have a duty to notify anyone that has an interest in the site you are making the application for.  This is necessary even when only a small part of your building such as guttering or foundations goes over the boundary of the site. 

You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on ownership certificates and planning applications. 

You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service

Personal and confidential statement 

We may publish any information you submit as part of your application. You must tell us if there is any information you do not want us to publish when you submit your application.  

If however, we believe that this information is in the public interest, we reserve the right to publish it.  

We may also decide parts of your submission are not in the public interest and may redact this information. This information may include telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. 

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