View Planning Applications

The Planning Application search pages enable you to search for planning applications that have been registered and determined by North Hertfordshire District Council.

View Planning Applications

You will need to register to save searches, track and comment on applications, and receive email notifications. This process should take around five minutes. You just need to add your name, address and contact email address. The user guide provides step by step instructions, but if you have any further enquiries then please call us on 01462 474000 or email .

This site contains details of planning applications registered from 31/12/1973 to date, but it is not intended to replace the Council’s statutory register of planning applications.

Documents are published online for the purpose of inspection in connection with planning applications and in accordance with the Council fulfilling its statutory obligations. Use of any copy documents may be restricted by law and the Council may not be entitled to give, and does not give permission for use of these copies for any purpose.

Commenting on a planning application

We welcome your views on planning applications and the quickest way to comment is to submit your comments online.

Alternatively you can write to us, ensuring you include the application reference number as well as your name and address.

When we write to inform you of a proposal, you will normally have 21 days to comment.

Please be aware that if you make a comment on an application it will be publicly available to other interested parties and your name, address and stance on the application will be displayed on the Council's website.

What can you comment on?

You can support or object to a proposal, but you should bear in mind that planning applications can only be decided on the basis of planning issues, such as:

  • the effect on neighbours’ daylight, sunlight or privacy
  • the impact of traffic, road access, parking and servicing
  • the appearance, bulk or height of the scheme
  • the impact on amenity such as noise generated by the proposal
  • the potential loss of a valued local service or use such as a shop or a residential flat

The Council cannot however consider non-planning issues such as:

  • the effect on property values
  • competition between rival businesses
  • party wall disputes and fire escape matters
  • moral and religious issues
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