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Disruption to online planning service

We are continuing to experiencing intermittent disruption to our online planning service. At times this can make it difficult for people to view planning applications and submit comments. 

We apologise for this, our ICT team are working to identify and resolve the issue with the help of external experts.

If you have difficulties please try again later. Alternatively, planning applications also can be viewed at the Council offices during normal office hours. Comments can be emailed to planning@stalbans.gov.uk

Find out about the planning process, planning policy and the Council's Building Control Service.


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Search for Planning Applications and Appeals

To view and comment on planning applications and appeals in the District

Enter reference number

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Do I need permission?

Advice on how to find out what consents you need

How to get pre-application advice

Make a Planning Application

Guidance on what information we need and fees 

Apply online or download application forms 

General Planning Advice

Information on: How planning applications are decided; Planning Enforcement; Conservation; Frequently asked questions


Planning Policy

Information on the planning policies used to inform planning decisions; our current Local Plan; and our new Local Plan.

Planning Committee Meetings

About our planning committees and the call-in process; how to find out which applications are going to committee; view the webcasts of the meetings.

Building Control

Information including Application forms and feesadvice and guidancesite inspections

Trees and Woodlands

Information on Council-maintained trees, applications for tree works in conservation areasTree Preservation OrdersSponsor a Tree.

Related Topics

Information on: How to contact us; Street Naming and Numbering; Rail Freight Interchange


Date of last review: 09 March 2018