Land ownership enquiries

Can you tell me whether the land is owned by Gloucestershire County Council?

Yes, provided the precise location of the land concerned can be accurately described, and it is within Gloucestershire.

We publish a general list: GCC Property and Asset List (01-May-2017)

In order to correctly identify Council ownership of an area of land or a particular property, we need to know the full postal address or the extent of the boundaries of the land in question. Make your enquiry using the
Land Ownership Enquiry Form

Please supply as much detail as you can, indicating adjacent features i.e. road names, playing field names, or other property addresses that may help to identify the land.

Is there a charge for this information?

Normally no charge will be made. However, if a full answer involves considerable research or extensive photocopying of documents then a charge will be made but you will be notified in advance.

How long will it take you to find the information I have requested? 

A response can normally be given within 10-15 working days for standard enquiries, providing all necessary details have been provided to us. In some cases we may need to consult the Deeds, which will take longer than a standard enquiry.

How do I find out the owner of the boundary to my property?

If the property is next to Gloucestershire County Council owned land or property, we may be able to identify the owner of a particular boundary. If the property is privately owned you will need to contact the Land Registry. The Land Registry will be unable to assist you if it turns out that the land concerned is unregistered, in which case you may wish to make enquiries locally or try the appropriate Parish or District Council.

I have identified a piece of land, which I believe is owned by Gloucestershire County Council and I would like to buy it. How do I go about this?

We advertise land and property for sale or to let. In addition, we email sales particulars to persons on our mailing list. If you would like to receive details of any land offered in the future, email: property@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Do you keep records of vacant or available commercial property in Gloucestershire?

No but details of locally available commercial land and property, mainly office, industrial/warehouse units, development land andretail space is available at www.investinglos.com.

For enquires email: piu@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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