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View and track planning applications

You can use the online planning search to:

  • Check the progress of current planning and tree works applications and appeals.

  • Comment on applications awaiting decision. Please note your comments, including your name (if supplied) and address, will be published on our website. Before you comment, please see How to Comment on an Application.

  • View documents, plans and decision notices associated with applications since January 2003.

  • View the decision notices and planning history of a property since 1976.

Please note that this service may be unavailable on weekdays after 21.00 hours for a short period due to system back-up procedures.

Find an Application

Chiswell Green Appeals - Public Inquiry

The Inquiry took evidence and submissions between 17 & 25 April 2023 in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans. The session scheduled for 26 April was not needed. It will meet again for Planning Conditions and Closing Arguments to be heard on Tuesday 9th May (from 9:30am in the Council Chamber and on our Live Stream). Please note that capacity in the Council Chamber is limited and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The Inquiry will however be live streamed so will be available to view online at Note: The recording of each’s day’s live stream becomes available around 8:30pm.

The core documents and submissions can be viewed on our web page:

Chiswell Green Inquiry


If you are experiencing an issue with the system not loading, we would advise you to use an alternative browser or clear your browser cache to fix this issue.  The following link provides a guide for most browsers in use.   

View weekly lists of Applications, decisions and appeals

You can also view planning applications and constraints on our District Mapping Service.

Commenting on an application

You can submit your comments online under the application details. Please supply your address, including postcode, so that we may log your comments and reconsult you on any material amendments made during the application process.  Please note that your comments will be published on our website.  We will redact signatures and personal email addresses and telephone numbers only.

Further guidance on issues we can and cannot consider can be found at How to Comment on an Application.

Searching, viewing plans and using the measuring tools

If you know the planning reference number, this is the easiest way to get to the application you wish to view.  When entering a postcode, please add the space ie AL1 3JE. For some more complicated addresses you will need to use the Advanced Search and a wild card.

To view the application details, click on the blue text, which is a hyperlink to the application.

Use the Documents tab to view plans and other documents.  

For comparing plans, you can right click to open plans in a new tab/window.  The measuring tools on the left-hand side can also be used.  Remember to set the correct scale indicated on the plans first. 

For more detailed guidance, see the guidance notes below.