Anyone developing a plot of land, or who has concerns about possible historic pollution from stored petrol on land, can ask us to carry out a search.
We will check our archives to find out whether a given West Sussex address:
- was previously used to store petrol
- still has old petrol tanks remaining on the land.
2 Request a search
You will need to provide:
- a specific address for us to search against
- individual, company or trading names of previous occupiers of the address premises.
3 Search costs
The cost of a search is £74.80* per hour, for which we'll provide details of the information we hold in writing. We don't charge VAT for this service.
The length of time required to undertake a search will vary depending on the information requested and the number of records we hold. We will advise on this and will normally ask for payment in advance.
Any outstanding time cannot be carried forward to future enquiries that are not related to an ongoing search.
Before we undertake a search, we may ask you to provide written consent from the current landowner and current keeper of petrol (if applicable) to allow us to disclose information to third parties.
Once agreed, we'll request payment by credit or debit card over the phone, as we are unable to accept payment by cash or cheque.
*Charges may be altered in the future. Correct as of April 2021.