Land and property enquiries

Ask about purchasing or renting Council land.

If you would like to find out about purchasing or renting Council land, please send details of your enquiry to and include a plan of the land in question. There is an enquiry fee of £100.

Please note, submissions of an enquiry and fee does not mean the enquiry will be approved.

Before you submit your enquiry, we strongly advise you check with the HM Land Registry in the first instance, to verify if the land in question is owned by Blackburn with Darwen Council. If your enquiry is submitted and our assessment reveals that it is not owned by the Council then a refund cannot be provided.

Should your enquiry require a more detailed review and consultation with other Council departments in order to reach an informed decision, then a further £500 fee would be required to allow the detailed assessment to be carried out.

Payment for the initial investigation fee of £100 can be made via a debit or credit card on the 'Pay' section of the website. Select 'make a payment' and complete the required details for 'Surveyors Fee'. The address should relate to the location address of the enquiry.

Once the enquiry and fee has been received, the Council will register it, consider the proposal and respond accordingly. Examples of potential outcomes could include:

  • land being retained by the Council
  • land offered as a garden tenancy
  • a property to be sold either to the enquirer or on the open market

Due to consultations and necessary information-gathering, the process can be lengthy but the team will endeavour to handle all enquiries as quickly as possible.

Further information can be found if your enquiry is in relation to renting allotmentsgarden plots or garage plots.