Useful Links

Find your Local Authority

Find the relevant local authority for the property in which you are interested

Bournemouth Borough Council

Borough of Poole

Dorset For You

  • Christchurch Borough Council
  • East Dorset District Council
  • North Dorset District Council
  • Purbeck District Council
  • West Dorset District Council
  • Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

New Forest District Council


Valuation Office Agency

Comprehensive information regarding business rates and business rates valuations

Find and check your business rates valuation


Non-Domestic Energy Performance Register

This website allows you to retrieve reports and certificates


Historic England

The National Heritage List for England is an official up to date register of all nationally protected historic buildings and sites including listed buildings


Credit Score & Report

Find your credit score and report


Use Classes

The classes of use for England are set out in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and its subsequent amendments. Here is a link to the government’s related Planning Portal. Applicants must satisfy themselves by reference to the relevant local authority that any given premises have appropriate planning consent for their proposed use.

It is generally the case that planning permission will be needed to change from one use class to another. For information on permitted changes and changes of use not requiring planning permission see Change of Use on the Planning Portal.