Trees and woodlands
We look after consents to carrying out works to protected trees ( Tree Preservation Orders and in Conservation Areas). We also manage Council owned trees (in housing land and open spaces).
Trees on highway verges and other roadside locations are managed by Hertfordshire County Council. Please see Highway Tree Maintenance for further information.
A timetable for producing a Local Plan for St Albans District has been approved by Councillors.
Views on the future of South West Hertfordshire are being invited, as a draft vision for the area which aspires to accelerate ‘positive change’ is now open for public con
A public consultation has begun on measures intended to improve the planning application process in St Albans District.
Residents are to be consulted on a detailed vision for further improving South West Hertfordshire.
The Government is to be asked to urgently clarify how future housing need in St Albans District is to be calculated.
Measures taken to prevent the Chilterns Beechwoods suffering further damage may impact some planning applications in St Albans District.
An important change to the process for planning applications has been agreed by St Albans City and District Council.
Hemel Garden Communities has appointed Phillipa Zieba to the role of Programme Director. Phillipa brings with her a wealth of experience, from her previous role as Head
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A draft Local Plan (LP) that identified land for development in St Albans District has been withdrawn.