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Consultations

We want to know what you think about a wide range of proposals, reviews and decisions that affect you. Taking part in our consultations lets you have your say about the issues that matter to you.

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Open Consultations

St Albans District Open Space Survey - closing 31/01/2023 Toggle accordion

Residents, businesses and interested parties are asked for their opinions on public open space in the District.

Public open space provides opportunities for sport and recreation, socialising, tourism and wildlife, making an important contribution to the health and well-being of communities, ecosystems and economies. St Albans District has a variety of public open spaces from Burydell Lane allotments, to small local play areas and country parks such as Heartwood Forest.

However, up-to-date information is needed in order to ensure that there is adequate provision of accessible, high quality open spaces that meet the needs and aspirations of local communities, local people and people who work in or visit the District.

Please complete the survey as it will provide valuable information that the Council will use to inform both the new Local Plan and also investment decisions as part of an up-to-date strategy for public open spaces.

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Hatfield Road Cemetery Greenspace Action Plan - closing 02/02/2023 Toggle accordion

The Council is engaging on the proposed five-year Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Hatfield Road Cemetery and how stakeholders can contribute to the plan. 

GAPs are essentially map-based management plans that provide focus and direction for the running and improvement of open spaces. They provide a clear, logical process to determine the activities that should take place over a stated period of time to achieve the objectives for the site.

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Sopwell Nunnery Greenspace Action Plan - closing 02/02/2023 Toggle accordion

The Council is engaging on the proposed five-year Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Hatfield Road Cemetery and how stakeholders can contribute to the plan. 

GAPs are essentially map-based management plans that provide focus and direction for the running and improvement of open spaces. They provide a clear, logical process to determine the activities that should take place over a stated period of time to achieve the objectives for the site.

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Busking Codes of Conduct - closing 20/02/2023 Toggle accordion

The Council are proposing to replace the current Code of Practice used to regulate busking, with two Codes of Conduct - one for buskers on market days and one for buskers on non-market days. We would welcome any comments from you on the proposed Codes. 

Please submit any comments on the Codes by email to judith.adamson@stalbans.gov.uk. The deadline for receipt of comments by email is 23:59 on Monday 20th February 2023. 

Taxi Licensing Policy (Card Payments) - closing 21/02/2023 Toggle accordion

Our Taxi Licensing Policy has been reviewed and an updated proposed, this update seeks to introduce mandatory contactless/card payments in Taxis in SADC

The consultation period commences on Tuesday 24th January 2023 and will continue for 4 weeks, ending at midnight on Tuesday 21st February 2023.
  
All responses during the consultation period will be considered. A summary of all responses will be included in the report to the Strategic Director for Community Place Delivery. The final determination will be made by the Strategic Director for Community Place Delivery. Any response to the consultation must be received in writing by the deadline set out above.
 
Please note that where responses include personal details in the body of the response this information may be subject to publication or disclosure. 
 
All the responses to the consultation must be received by midnight on Tuesday 21st February 2023.

Please send your response either, in writing to the below postal address, or via email to the below email address.
 
Address: 
Licensing Section
Community Services Department
St Albans City and District Council
St Peter’s Street
St Albans
Herts 
AL1 3JE 

Email: licensing@stalbans.gov.uk

Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2023-24 Survey - Closing 01/03/2022 Toggle accordion

St Albans Community Safety Partnership (CSP) which is a statutory group of agencies including the Council, Police, Fire Service and Police & Crime Commissioner that work together to tackle crime and disorder.

Each year the CSP consults with the public and local groups on its plans for the coming year. The survey seeks residents' views on whether the Partnership's priorities are correct and how you think we should tackle these.  It gives residents an opportunity to share views on crime and anti-social behaviour in the District and to highlight problems that need to be addressed. This survey will support the development of action plans for the CSP in the coming year. 

For more information about the CSP, visit the Crime and anti-social behaviour webpage.

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Completed Consultations

Verulamium Park Greenspace Action Plan - closed 30/11/2022 Toggle accordion

The Council engaged on the proposed five-year Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Verulamium Park and asked stakeholders how they would want to contribute to the plan. 

GAPs are essentially map-based management plans that provide focus and direction for the running and improvement of open spaces. They provide a clear, logical process to determine the activities that should take place over a stated period of time to achieve the objectives for the site.

Proposed Fares for Hackney Carriages 2022/2023 - closed 24/11/2022 Toggle accordion

The Council gave notice that it proposed changes to Hackney Carriage fares.  Residents, businesses and customers were invited to give their views on the changes.

Parking Strategy 2022-2027 - closed 25/10/2022 Toggle accordion

The Council asked for views from residents, businesses and visitors on its updated Parking Strategy for 2022-27. The Strategy outlines the Council’s proposed key procedures, projects, and processes for the next five years that will influence parking policies and balance the parking needs of all users.

Planning Validation Checklists - closed 26/09/2022 Toggle accordion

When making a planning application, applicants must provide information that meets set national requirements. Validation Checklists set out the detailed local requirements for supporting information.

The Council asked for your views on proposed updated Validation Checklists.

Housing Strategy - closed 16/09/2022 Toggle accordion

The Council asked for views on its draft Housing Strategy, including its proposed pledges and the aims and measures to help achieve them.

The Strategy has been developed to set out how the Council will respond to the challenges in delivering and managing high quality housing across all tenures in the district in the next 3 years.  It is the intention that the Strategy will be an evolving, dynamic document that will be monitored and reviewed to evaluate whether the Council’s objectives are achieved. 

Tracking a planning application: Have your say - closed 03/08/2022 Toggle accordion

The Council sought feedback on and experiences of tracking the progress of a planning application as part of a review of the planning process.

Charity Collections Licensing Policy Review 2022 - closed 09/07/2022 Toggle accordion

The Council asked for feedback and views on its updated draft Charitable Collections Licensing Policy, giving local residents and charities a chance to give their views on proposed changes. The Council considers that the process for obtaining a permit to collect money or clothing for charitable purposes benefits from a policy so that everyone, both the public and collectors, understands what we expect from those seeking to collect in our area.

Nickey Line Greenspace Action Plan 2021-2026 - closed 05/10/2020 Toggle accordion

A new five year Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) is being produced for the section of the Nickey Line within St Albans district. This briefing document provided an overview of how the GAP will be produced and sets out how stakeholders could contribute to shaping the plan.

Residents were asked to share views on the Council's aspirations for the site. A further engagement period later in the year will provide an opportunity to assess the draft version of the GAP.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Fees Review 2022 – closed 17/06/2022 Toggle accordion

The Council sought to update the fees for hackney carriage and private hire applications.

The fees were reviewed as they have not been reviewed for some time and to ensure that the fees reflect the actual costs incurred. In addition the Government Standards have also been included within the new fee structure. 

Animal Welfare Licensing Fees Review 2022 - closed 21/06/2022 Toggle accordion

The Council sought to update the fees for applications under The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.

The fees were originally set low, this is due to it being a new Act and no history on how long the work would take was available. The Act has now been in place for 4 years, so we are better able to determine the officer time taken on applications. We need to ensure that the fees reflect the actual costs incurred and that is why an increase was proposed.

Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2022-23 Survey - Closed 06/03/2022 Toggle accordion

Each year the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) consults with the public and local groups on its plans for the coming year to tackle crime and disorder across the District. The survey seeks residents' views on whether the Partnership's priorities are correct and how you think we should tackle these.  It gives residents an opportunity to share views on crime and anti-social behaviour in the District and to highlight problems that need to be addressed. This survey will support the development of action plans for the CSP in the coming year. 

For more information, visit the Crime and anti-social behaviour webpage.

Other consultation topics older than 1 year Toggle accordion

  • Alban Way Greenspace Action Plan

  • Bentsley Spinney Greenspace Action Plan

  • Bernards Heath Green Space Action Plan

  • Bricket Wood Common Green Space Action Plan

  • Brownfield Land Register

  • BT payphone removal

  • Business Rates Revaluation 2017 Discretionary Support

  • Busking Code of Practice

  • Car Parking

  • Changing Places Toilet Fund

  • Charitable Collections Policy

  • Charter Markets

  • Clarence Park Management Plan

  • Colney Heath Neighbourhood Plan Area
  • Community Safety Partnership

  • Council response times

  • Council Tax Support Scheme

  • Cunningham Field Open Space Project

  • Customer Commitment

  • Customer Services

  • COVID-19 Recovery

  • Draft Housing Strategy

  • Electoral Boundary Review

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

  • Gambling Policy

  • Garage site developments

  • Green Spaces management plan

  • Grow Community Sopwell

  • Gustard Wood Conservation Area character statement

  • Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy
  • Harpenden Leisure and Cultural Development

  • Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan

  • Hatfield Road Cemetery Management Plan

  • Housing Allocation Policy

  • Housing Tenancy Strategy

  • How Wood Greenspace Action Plan

  • Lea Valley Walk Greenspace Action Plan

  • Leisure facilities

  • Local Plan

  • Napsbury Conservation Area Character statement

  • Netherway Greenspace Action Plan

  • Nickey Line Green Space Action Plan

  • Night time economy

  • Nomansland Common Green Space Action Plan

  • Parva Close Green Space Action Plan

  • Pavement Licensing Policy

  • Polling District and Polling Place Review

  • Portable youth shelter

  • Public Space Protection Order

  • Rail Timetable changes inquiry

  • Payphones

  • Polling districts and polling places

  • Potters Crouch Conservation Area Character Statement

  • Taxis

  • Revenues and Benefits Customer Satisfaction

  • River Ver and Verulamium Park Lakes Improvement Project

  • Rothamsted Park Green Space Action Plan

  • Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan Area

  • Shafford Mill Conservation Area Character Statement

  • Sopwell Nunnery Green Space Action Plan

  • St Albans Green Ring

  • Street Trading Policy

  • The Wick Green Space Action Plan

  • Verulamium Park

  • Website redesign

  • Westminster Lodge Changing Places

  • Yellow line parking restrictions