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Highway searches

Highways searches provide specific information within the confines of the Con29 (R) and Con29 (O) relevant to the highways immediately adjoining and surrounding the land or property of interest.

The full search result includes an Ordinance Survey extract showing the extent of the publicly maintained highways in relation to the area of interest.

Individual questions are charged separately but are not accompanied by a plan. Highway boundary search responds to Q2.1 accompanied by a plan.

Highway searches incur a charge which is payable in advance. The following table give details of the questions available and associated fees.

CON29 (R) questions

QuestionForPrice (£)
Q2. 2 Public Rights of Way £26
Q2.4 Pending legal orders to stop-up/divert/alter/create a PROW £26
Q3.1 Land required for public use £26
Q3.2 Land required for roadworks £26
Q3.4 (a, b, c, d, e, f) Nearby road schemes £26
Q3.5 (a, b)  Near railway schemes £26
Q3.6 (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l) Traffic schemes £26
Q2. 1, 2.4, 3.1, 3.4, 3.6 Full search £167
Q2.1  Highway Boundary search (map only) £57


CON29 (O)
QuestionsFor Prices (£)
Q4  Road proposals by private bodies £26
Q5 Public paths or Byways £26


Requesting a highway search

You will need:

  • property address / site to be searched
  • a map showing the search area
  • email address (we will use this to communicate with you regarding your search).

Data protection - how we use your information

You will be asked to provide information about yourself to enable us to log and process your request. Your personal information will be collected and used in line with Data Protection legislation to provide you with the service you request. Information will only be shared with other organisations or departments where it relates to your enquiry to provide the service you request, or if we are under a legal requirement to do so.

Further details about how we use this data and the rights you have around this can be found on our privacy page. If you have any data protection queries, please contact the Data Protection officer at data.protection@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Request a highway search



If you experience any difficulties submitting your request, please contact highway.search@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 5000.

What happens next

Once payment is made, you can expect to receive the search results by email within 5 working days. The current turnaround is 2–5 working days upon receipt of payment. This is subject to change depending on demand.

If you have a query regarding your search, please contact highway.search@towerhamlets.gov.uk quoting the search reference number.

If you require an urgent response, please contact highway.search@towerhamlets.gov.uk will endeavour to meet with your request, however please be advised that this is discretionary and depends on our capacity to offer this service at the time.