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Completed Car Parking Consultations

parking sign Completed car parking consultations have now been moved to the Completed Car Parking Consultation page.




Electric Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicle licensing

Closed: 15 June 2017

We are now consulting on the Councils proposals to introduce fully electric Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles to be licensed.

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The Wick Green Space Action Plan

Closed: 31 May 2017

A Greenspace Action Plan has been produced that will guide the management of The Wick over the next five years between 2017 and 2022 and we would like to know what you think about the plans.

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Community Safety Partnership Strategy Consultation 2017-18

Closed: 22 March 2017

St Albans Community Safety Partnership is seeking views on its priorities for tackling crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour in the District.

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Harpenden Leisure and Cultural Development Project Designs Consultation

Closed: 3 March 2017

We are asking for your views on the initial concept designs for the new Leisure and Cultural Centre.

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Verulamium Park Green Space Action Plan Consultation

Closed: 3 February 2017

A Greenspace Action Plan has been produced that will guide the management of Verulamium Park over the next five years between 2017 and 2022 and we would like to know what you think about the plans.

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Pavement Licensing Policy

Closed: 5 January 2017

We are now consulting on our revised Pavement Licensing Policy for licensing areas outside your premises as an outside seating area.

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Detailed Local Plan Draft for Consultation

Closed: 21 December 2016

A consultation draft of the Detailed Local Plan has been published and the Council is holding a number of exhibitions across the District where residents can get more information and speak directly with planning officers.

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Bricket Wood Common Green Space Action Plan Consultation

Closed: 15 December 2016

A Greenspace Action Plan has been produced that will guide the management of Bricket Wood Common over the next five years between 2017 and 2022 and we would to know what you think about the plans.

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Rothamsted Park Green Space Action Plan Consultation

Closed: 12 December 2016

A Greenspace Action Plan has been produced that will guide the management of Rothamsted Park over the next five years between 2017 and 2022 and we would to know what you think about the plans.

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Harpenden Leisure and Cultural Development - Community Engagement

Closed: 16 November 2016

The Council is seeking stakeholder views and ideas on the redevelopment of Harpenden Sports Centre and Harpenden Swimming Pool.

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Night Time Economy Survey

Closed: 15 July 2016

An online survey of the night time economy in St Albans and Harpenden is being undertaken by the Night Time Economy Task and Finish Group. The survey will gather the views of local people on the current offer for residents and visitors to the evening and late night.

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Verulamium Park Play Area Consultation

Closed: 19 June 2016

Verulamium Park play area is approaching the end of its life and the Council is asking for residents’ views and ideas to help shape proposals for a new playground.

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Revised Taxi Convictions Policy

Closed: 6 June 2016

We are seeking views on the revised Convictions Policy for the Taxi trade.

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Nickey Line Green Space Action Plan Consultation

Closed: 20 May 2016

A Greenspace Action Plan has been produced that will guide the management of the St Albans District section of the Nickey Line from 2016 to 2021. We are seeking your views on the plan.

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Community Safety Partnership Strategy Consultation 2016-17

Closed: 1 April 2016

St Albans Community Safety Partnership is seeking views on its priorities for tackling crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour in the District.

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How Wood Greenspace Action Plan consultation

Closed: 29 February 2016

A Greenspace Action Plan has been produced that will guide the management of How Wood woodland over the next five years between 2016 and 2021 and we would to know what you think about the plans.

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Gambling Act 2005 - Guidance on Local Area Profiles consultation

Closed: 25 February 2016

Consultation on Gambling Act 2005 guidance on Local Area Profiles.

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Netherway Greenspace Action Plan Consultation

Closed: 22 February 2016

St Albans City and District Council working in partnership The Countryside Management Service have drawn up a Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for the local green space at Netherway. The GAP will guide the management of the site, covering a five year period between 2016 and 2021.

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Strategic Local Plan Consultation

Closed: 19 February 2016

The Council is inviting representations on its Strategic Local Plan Publication Draft, which sets out the long-term planning strategy for the City and District of St Albans.  It provides overarching policies and principles for what can be built and where over two decades.

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Public Space Protection Order consultation

Closed: 29 October 2015

St Albans City and District Council is considering introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) following a large number of complaints from residents and the public about anti-social behaviour in the Romeland and surrounding areas..

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Street Trading Policy Consultation

Closed: 8 October 2015

Consultation on proposed changes to the Street Trading Policy.

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Gambling Policy Statement of Principles Consultation

Closed: 8 October 2015

Consultation on proposed changes to the Gambling Policy Statement of Principles.

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Harpenden Swimming Pool and Sports Centre Survey

Closed: 25 September 2015

Consultation on services at Harpenden Swimming Pool and Sports Centre.

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Charitable Collections Policy Consultation

Closed: 18 June 2015

Consultation on proposed changes to the Charitable Collections Policy.

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Community Safety Partnership Strategy Consultation 2015-16

Closed: 7 April 2015

Consultation seeking views on crime and anti-social behaviour, the Community Safety Partnership’s priorities, and ways to address these.

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Alban Way Greenspace Action Plan Consultation

Closed: 27 March 2015

Consultation for the new draft Greenspace Action Plan.

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Customer Services Questionnaire

Closed: 28 February 2015

Questionnaire on customer services at the Council.

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Leisure Facilities Survey

Closed: 23 February 2015

Survey on Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and Harpenden Swimming Pool & Sports Centre.

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Rothamsted Park landscape consultation

Closed: 15 February 2015

Consultation on the proposed landscaping plans for the rose garden and former putting green along with the relocation of the children's play area in Rothamsted Park, Harpenden.

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Clarence Park Management Plan Consultation

Closed: 28 January 2015

Consultation on the management plan for Clarence Park, St Albans.

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Green Spaces management plan 2015-2019

Closed: 22 January 2015

Consultation on the Green Spaces Management Plan.

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Hatfield Road Cemetery Management Plan Consultation

Closed: 8 January 2015

Consultation on the management plan for Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Albans.

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Review of Potters Crouch Conservation Area Character Statement

Closed: 28 November

Consultation is currently being carried out on the review of the Potters Crouch Conservation Area Character Statement.

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Draft Strategic Local Plan

Closed: 23 November

Consultation on long term planning for the District – October/November 2014.

The Council is carrying out a consultation on a draft Strategic Local Plan.  The Plan sets out overarching policies and principles for what can be built and where over the next two decades.  

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Portable youth shelter

Closed: 31 October 2014 
Collecting views and feedback on the Portable Youth Shelter at Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick 

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Alban Way Greenspace Action Plan

Closed: 14 August 2014
Following on from the Alban Way Green Space Action Plan (2014-19) briefing document earlier in the year, we listened to your views on the vegetation and woodland management consultation document which was the next stage in the process. 

Consultation details
The consultation


Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Bentsley Spinney in St Albans
Closed : 04 August 2014

The Countryside Management Service (CMS) is working in partnership with St. Albans City and District Council to draw up a Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Bentsley Spinney in St Albans.




Closed: 28 March 2014
The Council conducted a review of their polling districts and polling places.  
At the same time the Returning Officer (the person responsible for running elections) is reviewed the location of polling stations.



The St Albans Green Ring - Hertfordshire Highways Consultation Information

Closed: 18 July 2014

Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and St Albans City and District Council are working together to deliver the St Albans Green Ring Project to promote walking and cycling within St Albans.,

HCC are endeavouring to provide links between the existing network through providing new crossings, footway upgrades and reconstruction.



Garage site developments
Closed
The Council has a corporate aim of developing new affordable housing on Council owned garage sites across the district.
For Phase 2, the Council  proposed to redevelop garage sites and land in Blundell Close, Partridge Road and Ladies Grove.




Closed: 14 March 2014
The Council received an application from Sandridge Parish Council for the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan area.
The area applied for was the current Sandridge parish boundary.
Comments were sought on this application.



The Green Ring Site B Public Consultation  
Closed: 07 March 2014
The Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) highways design team and the St Albans District Council (SADC) worked together to deliver the St Albans Green Ring Project.



Draft Housing Strategy

Draft Housing Strategy
Closed: 28 February 2014
St Albans Council consulted on its draft Housing Strategy. This included what we considered our 3 strategic priorities for the next 3 years.



Community Safety Partnership survey 2014/15

Closed date: 28 February 2014
The St Albans Community Safety Partnership (CSP)  consulted you on their priorities for 2014/15. 
Every year, the partnership writes a plan to tackle crime and disorder across the District and this is your opportunity to let the CSP know whether you think these priorities are correct and how you think we should deal with them. 



Bentsley Spinney Greenspace Action Plan Consultation

Closed: 31 January 2014

St Albans City and District Council is worked in partnership with the Countryside Management Service (CMS) to draw up a Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Bentsley Spinney in St. Albans.




Colney Heath Neighbourhood Plan Area

Closed: 10 January 2014
The Council  received an application from Colney Heath Parish Council for the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan area.
The area applied for is the current Colney Heath parish boundary.
Comments were sought on this application.



St Albans Green Ring - scheme proposals consultation

Closed: 20 December 2013
Following previous public consultations on the concept of a “Green Ring” around St Albans city centre and a successful joint St Albans City & District and Hertfordshire County Council bid for funding from the Department for Transport; the consultation sought the views and comments of residents and stakeholders in the District to optimise specific Green Ring scheme proposals. 



Statement of Licensing Policy

Statement of Licensing Policy

Closed: 16 December 2013
Details of  the draft revised policy and  comments will be posted




Draft parking strategy

Draft parking strategy

Closed: 05 Dec
The Council has developed its Draft Parking Strategy in partnership with the Car Parking Working Party.
The key principle of the parking strategy is 
"Parking in the St Albans City and District Council is a Service for residents, businesses and visitors"




Nomansland Common Car Park Proposals Consultation

Nomansland Common Car Park Proposals Consultation

Closed: 31 October 2013
Following production of a new management plan for the Common, St Albans City & District Council, working in partnership with the Countryside Management Service has developed detailed plans for improvements to the car parks on Nomansland Common.



Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan Area

Redbourn Neighbourhood Plan Area  
Closed: 15 October 2013
The Council has received an application from Redbourn Parish Council for the designation of a Neighbourhood Plan area. The area applied for was the current Redbourn parish boundary. Comments were sought on this application.


Portable Youth Shelter Survey

Portable Youth Shelter Survey
Closed

The portable youth shelter has been situated in Rothamsted Park since March 2012 and will be relocated to another community space in the district in early 2013. The Council heard from local residents in order to measure how successful the shelter has been in Rothamsted Park.


Housing Services Consultation – Tenancy Strategy

Housing Services Consultation – Tenancy Strategy

Closing date: 16 September 2013

In January 2013 the Council agreed its tenancy strategy but undertook to review it within the first year of implementation.

This consultation primarily looks at:
  1. Income levels
  2. Under occupation and
  3. Disability

Homeless Strategy Action plan 2013-16

Homeless Strategy Action plan 2013-16

Closed: 14 July 2013

The Homelessness Strategy of St Albans City and District Council outlines how the Council will work over the next three years to prevent homelessness in the district. 


Taxi Trade Convictions Policy

Closed: 28 May 2013

The Council consulted on two changes to the revised Conviction Policy for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Trade. The consultation started on 5 March and lasted for 12 weeks, ending on 28 May 2013. 
See supporting documents 


Nickey Line Improvements

Closed: 17 April 2013

Sustrans, in conjunction with Hertfordshire County Council and St Albans City and District Council are proposing to undertake works to upgrade the Nickey Line access and pathways. We would like to know what you think about these proposals.




Car Parking Contract Scrutiny Survey

Closed: 28 February 2013 

In July 2012, members of the Internal Performance Scrutiny Committee identified scrutiny of the car parking contract as a priority. They are keen to have resident feedback about their experiences of the car parking and enforcement contract, currently operated by NCP/NSL.

This consultation was re-opened.

See supporting documents



Public Consultation on the Clarence Parks Management Plan

Closed: 21 February 2013

As part of the Councils ongoing commitment to the management of Clarence Park a new 5 year draft management plan has been written.

More information on Clarence Park

More information on Rothamsted Park


Pavement Licensing Policy

Closed: 15 February 2013

We consulted on our revised Pavement Licensing Policy for licensing areas outside your premises as an outside seating area.  This consultation starts on 23rd November and last for 12 weeks, ending on 15th February 2013.

Full details of the consultation and the draft policy can be found on the main consultation page. This page explains how to access the draft revised policy and how to comment on the proposed changes. 

See supporting documents


Public Consultation on the Rothamsted Parks Management Plan

Closed 15 February 2013 

As part of the Councils ongoing commitment to the management of Rothamsted Park a new 5 year draft management plan has been written.

See supporting documents



Taxi Trade Convictions Policy

Closed: 1 January 2013

The Council consulted on a revised Conviction Policy for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Trade.  This consultation began on 9th October and last for 12 weeks, ending on 1st January 2013.

Full details of the consultation and the draft policy can be found on the main consultation page.  The policy explains how we treat previous convictions and cautions when we consider applications for hackney carriage and private hire drivers in the district.  The results of the consultation will be reported to the Licensing and Regulatory Committee on 22nd January 2013. 

See supporting documents 



Street Trading Policy

Closed: 1 January 2013

This consultation began on 9th October and last for 12 weeks, ending on 1st January 2013.

Full details of the consultation and the draft policy can be found on the main consultation page.  The policy explains how we propose to issue consents to allow people to trade in the district.  The results of the consultation will be reported to the Licensing and Regulatory Committee on 22nd January 2013.

See supporting documents


Community Survey 2012

Closed: 7th December 2012 (sampled households only)

A 12-page survey has been sent to 4,000 random households across the district. This survey is run every 2 years and is used to gauge residents' satisfaction with the district and Council services.

See supporting documents




Development of a Visitor Strategy

Closing date: 30th November 2012

St Albans City and District Council have set up a project team to create a visitor strategy for 2013-2018 to improve the management and promotion of all that the district has to offer visitors. The visitor economy is an important contributor to the overall economy and attracting and developing business and tourism is a key priority in the council’s corporate plan.

See supporting document



Nomansland Common Management Plan 2012 - 2017 Consultation

Closed: 30 September 2012
The Council asked residents and other stakeholders about the draft plans for the Nomansland Common.  
The Nomansland Common Management Plan sets out the principles of management and improvement for the Common over the next 5 years.


New Museum and Gallery at the Town Hall

Closed: extended to 30 September 2012
St Albans City and District Council have agreed a ten year improvement plan for the city’s museums. The first phase of the project involves moving the existing provision at the Museum of St Albans to the Town hall. 

Council Tax Benefit is changing. Tell us your views

Closed: 30 September 2012
From April 2013, the Government is changing how it offers help with Council Tax. Locally it will be managed by St Albans City and District Council. Government has also reduced the money available to offer support, so the Council would like your views on the changes we propose to the scheme to meet this lower funding.

Housing Tenancy Strategy

Closed: 28 September

The Council is required to publish a Tenancy Strategy under the Localism Act. We asked residents for their views on our draft strategy.

See supporting documents



Normansland Common Management Objectives 2012-17

Closed: 21 July

St Albans City and District Council, working in partnerships with the Countryside Management Service, are currently developing a new management plan for Normansland Common. As part of this process we are conducting a six week period of consultation on the management objectives for the next 5 years.

See supporting documents



Cunningham Avenue Conservation Area

Closed: 29 June 2012


The Council would like to know your views on the proposed designation of the Cunningham Avenue, St Albans as a Conservation Area, Article 4 Direction and the Draft Character Statement.

Residents in Cunningham Avenue and other stakeholders have been consulted by letter with a link to the online survey or a paper version to complete.


Pre Planning Consultation for Proposed Development of Telford Road Garage Site (London Colney)

Event : Monday 18 June 5-7pm

St Albans City and District Council is holding a drop in consultation on Monday 18 June from 5 to 7pm at London Colney Community Centre, Caledon Road, London Colney AL2 1PU (location map

See Invite Documents



Fleetville Recreation Ground Improvement

Closed: 10 April 2012

The Community Services Team undertook a consultation period with residents, children and young people to gain feedback, comments and suggestions about the types of improvements they would like to see at Fleetville Recreation Ground.



Verulamium Park Management Plan 2012 to 2017 Survey

Closed: 11 March 2012

The Council would like to know what the Park users, residents and other stakeholders think about the draft plans for the park.

The final Verulamium Park Management Plan is now available.


Dan Flitton (Parks and Green Spaces Officer)
greenspaces@stalbans.gov.uk  tel: 01727 819583


Community Safety Partnership Survey 2012

Closed: 2 March 2012

The St Albans Community Safety Partnership asked for views from the public and local groups on their forthcoming priorities for 2011/12.  

Responses to the consultation are currently being analysed.



Anti-Social Behaviour Policy 2012

Closed: 2 March 2012

The Anti social behaviour policy has been recently reviewed and some significant changes have been made. The most important of these is that a risk assessment is undertaken for witnesses giving evidence, and there is more face to face contact with more vulnerable witnesses giving them much needed support and guidance.  

The new policy can be found at http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/community-and-living/community-safety/anti-social-behaviour/

Responses to the consultation are currently being analysed.


St Albans City and District Business Waste and Recycling Survey

Closed: 17 February2012

St Albans City and District Council is consulting local businesses on the amount and type of waste they recycle. The results of the survey will be used to inform a future strategy on increasing recycling across the District.

Responses are currently being analysed.


Cotslandswick garage sites consultation for the provision of affordable housing

St Albans City and District Council consutled the views of local residents on the proposed development of garage sites in Cotlandswick, London Colney as part of the Community Pre-Planning Application Consutlation Engagement procedure.

Consultation events were held on:

  • Wednesday 1 February 2-5pm

  • Saturday 4 February 10am-1pm

The events were held at the London Colney Community Centre, Caledon Road, London Colney, AL2 1PU.

See poster

If you were not able to attend an event and would still like to make your comments known, please email housing@stalbans.gov.uk with the subject line 'Cotlandswick Garage Site consultation' or post your comments to:
Cotlandswick Garage Site consultation, Housing, St Albans City and District Council, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE

Officers have created a short summary of responses received during the consutlation.


Survey on the Council's priorities for attracting business and tourism

Closed: 20 January 2012

The Council's corporate plan outlines activities to attract business and toursim to the district. This survey was run to ensure we are undertaking the activities to best support local businesses.

See summary of responses


Longacres Open Space Improvements

Closed: 16 December 2011

The Community Services team are embarking on a project to improve Longacres Open Space, with the aim of enhancing its recreational value for the local community. Approximately £45,000 is available to spent on the project through funding secured from developers when planning permission was granted for local housing schemes.

Responses are currently being analysed. Please see the Longacres Open Space page for details.


Civic Centre South Site

Closed: 13 December 2011

The Council consulted the public in relation to the Civic Centre Opportunity Site Planning Brief Supplementary Planning Document. This was an important opportunity for residents participate in shaping the future of the Civic Centre Opportunity Site, which is located within the heart of St Albans City Centre.

See responses and reports