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

The Council is currently updating its 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 residents, businesses, and visitors.

It is important for us to hear from residents, businesses, and visitors about what they think of the new policy recommendations, whether they are vehicle owners or not.

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Completed Consultations

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.

The Wick Green Space Action Plan 2022 to 2027 - closed 08/11/2021 Toggle accordion

The Countryside Management Service,in partnership with St Albans City & District Council, is developing a new five-year action plan for The Wick Local Nature Reserve. Stakeholder and members of the community were invited to comment on a draft plan.

Polling District and Polling Place Review 2021/2022 - closed 29/10/2021 Toggle accordion

Following the conclusion of the recent Local Government Boundary Commission for England Review, St Albans City and District Council (‘The Council’) conducted a review of polling districts and polling places.

Pavement Licensing Policy 2021 to 2024 – closed 06/10/2021 Toggle accordion

The Council regulates the placement of tables and chairs on the public highway via licences. This is done under the Highways Act 1980 (section 115e) and the Business and Planning Act 2020.

The policy details how the Council will undertake its licensing functions.  The current pavement licensing policy has been in effect since March 2017, therefore the Council has undertaken a review. The proposed policy sets out the approach the Council will take when determining applications for new licences and renewals.

All responses received will be considered and incorporated into the Policy where appropriate.  A summary of all responses will be included in a report to councillors. The final policy will be determined by the the Licensing Committee.

Gambling Policy Consultation 2022 to 2025 - closed 01/10/2021 Toggle accordion

The Council consulted on the draft Gambling Policy 2022-2025.

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

  • 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