Further Information/Key Areas of Work
Planning Policy Committee
The Planning Policy Committee looks at new planning policies including the Local Plan and monitors the work programme (Local Development Scheme).
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
An informal six week consultation, ending April 2014, on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule. The Council is currently intending to introduce CIL following the new Local Plan.
Brownfield Land Register
The Brownfield Land Register is updated annually.
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
Browse the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) library of documents.
If you have a new site you wish to promote as available for housing or other development, please tell us using our standard form (additional information can be attached).
South West Herts Joint Strategic Plan
Along with Dacorum, Hertsmere Borough Council, Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council, we have begun work on a Joint Strategic Plan (JSP) for the South West Hertfordshire area.
Authority's Monitoring Report
This is produced each year and contains facts about the district.
The latest Authority's Monitoring Report was published on 31 March 2020.
We support neighbourhood planning. The following Neighbourhood Plans have been made:
Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan - Following a ‘YES’ vote at referendum on 7 February 2019, Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan was made at Full Council on 20 February 2019. The Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for St Albans City and District Council.
Hemel Garden Communities
We're working with Dacorum Borough Council and other partners to deliver a mixed-use residential and commercial development for Hemel Hempstead, known as Hemel Garden Communities.
St Albans Housing Delivery Test Action Plan 2019
This is published in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework paragraph 75 requirements.