Planning and Building Control
Planning is interested in the way our towns, cities and countryside are developed. This includes the appearance of buildings and the use of land.
We aim to protect the natural (Trees) and historic (Listed Buildings) environments.
Building Control look at building works to ensure the sustainable use of fuel and water, the safety and health of people in or about those buildings.
For many works to buildings or trees, separate permissions will be required from us.
Planning and Building Control news
Plans to create a garden village to the south-east of St Albans District would be in breach of the Government’s Green Belt policy, Councillors have warned.
Improvements to the planning application system in St Albans District have been recommended for the benefit of all those involved.
A plan to create better cycling and walking routes in St Albans District is to be drawn up to encourage active travel.
Residents, businesses and community groups are being consulted about a neighbourhood plan for the parish of St Stephen.
Residents in Sandridge are to vote in a referendum on a neighbourhood plan that will help shape the area’s future development.
Property developers agreed last year to pay more than £400,000 towards the cost of community facilities in St Albans District.
Landowners, builders and other interested groups are asked to put forward sites within St Albans District which might be suitable for development.
A draft Local Plan (LP) that identified land for development in St Albans District has been withdrawn.
In latest developments, Planning Inspectors have concluded that St Albans City and District Council’s draft Local Plan has not met the ‘Duty to Cooperate’ with neighbouring authorities, in legal te
Residents, businesses and community groups are being consulted about a neighbourhood plan for the parish of Sandridge.
Neighbouring local authorities and house builders are supporting St Albans City and District Council’s ambition of moving forward with its Local Plan (LP).
Residents in St Albans District are reminded to check the status of trees before they do any work on them during the Covid-19 lockdown.
More than 2,500 people have so far given their views on what they like about life in their part of South West Hertfordshire, what matters to them and what could be better.
Three new designs for a major St Albans City Centre development have been put forward – with residents being asked to help select the best proposal.
St Albans City and District Council is working with the landowners and land promoters of a key site in the north of the city to develop a Masterplan for the delivery of an exceptional new neighbour