Can you tell me whether the land next to my house is Council owned?
Yes, the Council's Legal Team should be able to tell you this information, provided the precise location of the land concerned can be accurately described. We need to know the boundaries of the land in question and, if possible, the full postal address.
The boundaries are often difficult to describe precisely over the telephone without looking at a detailed map. However we should be able to tell from looking at our records whether the Council owns land nearby and we would ask you to submit a plan showing the exact boundaries of the land via post to the Legal Department, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EE or via email to LegalDepartment@eastcambs.gov.uk
What do I do if I want to know who owns private property?
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 with neighbours or the Parish Council. Alternatively, if the land is subject to development proposals our Development Control Department will be able to provide information on any recent planning applications received.