Historic Searches

How can i request copies of historic building control documents?

To request documents please contact us or use the form below to submit a request. As we are a partnership we do not hold historic documents for all of our partnering authorities.

For documents relating to the Eastbourne area prior to 2011 please contact Eastbourne borough council.

For documents relating to the Rother district prior to 1994, please contact Rother district council.

For documents relating to the Hastings area prior to 1997, please contact Hastings borough council.

If you send in a request for information on a historic file please can you either provide an application reference number or as much information as possible to describe the works carried our including an approximate date.

Please be aware that older files may not contain detailed information.

Viewing historic plan

If the application is completed, it may be possible for you to view the plans relating to the application at our offices, if we hold them in our archive.

If we have to retrieve a file from storage for you to view, there will be a £20 charge.

Please be aware that all documents are under copyright so you will not be able to have copies or take photos of documents in the file without permission from the original person who drew them.

Can i get copies of these documents?

We are not able to supply copies of documents due to copyright law on the documents.

The only way we can provide documents is that you have the permission of the owner of the copyright, this is typically the architect who drew the plans originally.