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Disruption to online planning service


7th November Update

We are currently upgrading our online planning service; unfortunately this does mean that the service will be unavailable at times and we apologise for any difficulties you may have in viewing planning applications. Please try again later if you are unable to view planning applications online. Alternatively, planning applications can be viewed at the Council offices during normal office hours. 

Commenting on a planning application

If you wish to comment on a planning application please do this by completing our online” Comment on a Planning Application form" which can be accessed here rather than using the link on our planning applications page which may be affected by the upgrade work. Comments can also be made via email  to planningcomments@stalbans.gov.uk – please ensure that you include your name and address otherwise your comments cannot be considered.

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

View on map

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