I am not able to locate a formal response to my request below. I would be very grateful if you would send me a copy assuming you have sent one already?
I am sorry to say that the planning department has neither the resources nor the mechanism for taking payment for undertaking searches on your behalf. I understand that you are based some distance any from Brentwood but can only offer the search methods listed in my previous email.
Just as a thought would it not be possible for one of your locally based colleagues or associates to come to the Town Hall and conduct the search on your behalf.
Email sent 20.01.2015