The Land Information Search (LIS) is a map based tool that provides information about land designations or features e.g. Special Protection Areas, Grant Schemes etc. in any chosen area. The information generated by this LIS is only for England - a search in each country will be required for properties that cross borders.
- basic search - allows you to create a circle of a chosen size by clicking a point on the map
- advanced - allows you to draw a more detailed shape on the map
Both options run the search against the same list of land designations. The main difference is that the advanced search gives control over the shape that can be drawn allowing the area of interest to be more accurately represented.
Using the information when applying for grants or licences
You must take account of the information that the search provides. More details about any of the features or special areas listed on the LIS report are available by contacting the relevant organisation through their website.
Map requirements for the English Woodland Grant Scheme
You must supply a map with your grant or felling licence application which must be an Ordnance Survey MasterMap® (OSMM). We can provide you with this type of map free of charge. Your map must show the boundary of the area and specific details about your proposals. Please see section 4 of EWGS1 General Guide (PDF 150kb) for details of what we expect you to show on the map.
Download the Map Request Form.
Minimum requirements for running the Land Information Search
In accordance with government guidelines to serve the largest possible online audience, the LIS has been developed to operate using Microsoft Windows 98 or newer (Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista). The supported Web Browsers are currently Internet Explorer 6.0™ or 7.0™ running on one of the aforementioned operating systems.
Internet Explorer version 8.0™ has a "compatibility mode" option which should allow users to access the Land Information Search.
Adobe Acrobat Reader will be required to read the help document on Advanced Search.
'Pop-ups' - This site makes use of pop-up windows to display the report. Please ensure that you do not block pop-ups.
The Forestry Commission acknowledges the contributions made by the organisations who provide datasets for use in the Land Information Search.