Planning Applications

The Parish Council plays an active part in all local planning issues under the authority of St Albans City & District Council (SADC). It is probably the part of our role that is best known to the local community and can be very important.

Members of the public are able to comment in writing on any planning application, by post or email or through SADC’s Planning Department’s website. You can find more information on commenting on applications here.

Please also see our post here on how the Parish Council comments on individual applications.

The table below shows all the planning applications in the St Michael area from 1 January 2022. For details of applications made before 1 January 2022, please see our archive page here.

User Notes:
  • We aim to update the table every weekend with new applications and decisions.
    (Table last checked/updated: 18 February 2024)
  • Clicking on the left-most entry in each row, headed SADC Reference, will take you directly to St Albans District Council’s detailed record for that case.
  • Some entries under Application are cut short due to restrictions on display space within the St Albans web portal. If you need the full wording, please follow the Reference link to access all the supporting documents for that case.
SADC ReferenceApplicationDecision and date
5/2024/0018 Valid From 08/01/2024Childwickbury Manor Childwickbury AL3 6JX
Certificate of Lawfulness (proposed) works to a Listed Building – The NW corner of the Grade II listed walled garden has been cracking and moving for many years and was fitted with a timber prop some 20 years ago due to safety concerns.
Awaited
TP/2023/0660
Valid From 13/12/2023
11 Shafford Cottages Redbourn Road AL3 6LB
Rear garden trees T1 – Silver Birch – Remove to ground level as the tree is dead/ dying. T2 – Oak – Reduce by 33% to maintain its health, stop it growing too large for its environment and to allow more light to enter the garden and house.
08 Feb 24
Tree Works in Conservation Area – Deemed Consent
TP/2023/0663
Valid From 08/12/2023
9 Childwick Green Childwickbury AL3 6JJ
Grid ref: TL14308 10889 Grid ref : TL143108 See plan Oak 921-Reduce crown by a maximum of 4m. Oak 922-Fell Dead tree exempt Oak 923-Monolith at 6m leaving lower growth Ash A
19 Jan 24
Tree Works in Conservation Area – Deemed Consent
5/2023/2604
Valid From 27/12/2023
Shafford Fields Redbourn Road St Albans AL3 6LB
Discharge of Condition 4 (landscape plan) of planning permission 5/2022/2479 dated 01/12/2023 for Installation of six time-restricted manege lights
06 Feb 24
Discharge of
Condition –
Approved
5/2023/2373
Valid from 07/12/2023
1-4 Childwick Green Childwickbury St Albans AL3 6JJ. Replacement windowsAwaited
5/2023/2112 Valid From 17/11/2023Centurion Club Hemel Hempstead Road Hemel Hempstead HP3 8LA
Provision of 10 additional holes to the existing 18-hole golf course
Awaited
TP/2023/0596
Valid From 08/11/2023
Childwick Green House Childwickbury AL3 6JJ
T1 Lime (extensive decay in stem) – Fell.
20/12/2023
Tree Works in Conservation Area – Deemed Consent
5/2023/1928
Valid From 10/10/2023
The Walled Garden Gorhambury St Albans
Listed Building consent – Repair and stabilization works including re-pointing, replacement of defective brickwork, replacement of concrete copings and finials, removal of iron fixings and re-building of buttress piers
13 Feb 24
Listed Building
Refusal
TP/2023/0449 Valid From 05/09/2023Whitehedge Redbourn Road St Albans AL3 6LB
Separate documentation for works to be carried out and report. Work schedule summary: T1 Oak lift to 5m and shorten heavy lateral limbs. T2 Hawthorn lift to 5m & reduce crown by 40%. T3 Hazel. Coppice. T4 Field Maple liftto 5m and cut clear of building
Tree Works in Conservation Area – Deemed Consent
16/10/2023
5/2023/1505
Valid from 14/07/2023
Childwickbury Manor Childwickbury St Albans AL3 6JX
Certificate of Lawfulness (proposed) – The careful dismantling of the wall and salvaging of bricks to the offending corner only. Casting of a new structurally appropriate foundation. Re-building of the wall using the same lime mortar (following analysis
Awaited
5/2023/1387 – Valid From 10/07/2023Shafford Barn Redbourn Road St Albans AL3 6LB
Single storey rear extension
05/01/2024 DC3
Conditional
Permission
5/2023/1094 – Valid From 30/05/20231- 2 Beesonend Cottages Beesonend Lane Harpenden AL5 2AA
Part two storey part single storey rear and side extensions, demolition of existing garage and conversion of existing outbuilding into habitable room (resubmission following refusal of 5/2022/2464)
01 Feb 24 DC3
Conditional
permission
5/2022/1517
Valid From 16/06/2022 
NB, no longer in St Michael Parish
Land Between 84-108 Ragged Hall Lane Chiswell Green St Albans
Construction of seven detached dwellings with new access, boundary treatments and associated works
October 2023 –
appeal dismissed.

Appeal ref
App/B1930/W/23/3320280
Original decision
27/01/2023, DC4 Refusal
5/2023/0677 – Valid From 29/03/2023Hawkswick House Harpenden Road St Albans AL3 6JG
First floor rear extension and single storey glazed side and rear extensions. Conversion of existing garage to ancillary accommodation to include new openings and rooflights to inner slopes. Alterations and extension to existing single storey glazed link
03/08/2023 DC3
Conditional Permission
TP/2023/0118
Valid From 13/03/2023
Land At Gorhambury House St Albans AL3 6AH
Trees concerned: 017, 018, 019, 020, 021, 022, 030, 031, 067, 068, 069, 070, 071, 072 Various works in relation to tree safety ,refer to schedule of work for detailed specification. Operations include: Removal of major deadwood, removal to ground level an
27/04/2023
Tree Works in Conservation Area – Deemed Consent
5/2022/2947
Valid From 15/12/2022
Ladygrove Childwickbury St Albans AL3 6JY
Construction of summer house and grounds equipment store following demolition of existing stables
26/07/2023
DC4 Refusal
5/2022/2479
Valid From 09/11/2022 
Shafford Fields Redbourn Road St Albans
Installation of six time-restricted manege lights (retrospective)
01/12/2023
DC3
Conditional
Permission
5/2022/2209
Valid From 10/10/2022 
Land Adj 1 Pimlico Bedmond Road Pimlico Hemel Hempstead
Outline application (access and layout sought) – Construction of detached two storey, three bedroom dwelling including new access to Bedmond Road
13/11/2023
DC4 Refusal
5/2022/2077
Valid From 15/08/2022 
Land Adj 1 Pimlico Bedmond Road Pimlico Hemel Hempstead
Consultation only – Outline application: Construction of 1 detached two-storey, three-bedroom dwelling including formation of new access to Bedmond Road (appearance, landscaping and scale as reserved matters)
13/01/2023
“no
decision
on file”
5/2022/1924
Valid From 01/08/2022
The Fruit Store Gorhambury St Albans AL3 6AL
Variation of Condition 5 (boiler details) to allow lawful commencement of the works to application 5/2019/1947 dated 15/10/2019 for Listed Building consent – Change of use of a curtilage listed building to provide a one bedroom dwelling
03/05/2023
DC10 Listed Building
Conditional Consent
5/2022/1847
Valid From 22/07/2022 
Land At Appspond Lane St Albans
Change of use of land to Class B8 (open storage) to create 9 open storage compounds, retention of access control cabin, construction of toilet block, installation of fencing and gates, vehicle parking, refuse storage and associated works
17/11/2023
DC4 Refusal
5/2022/3002
Valid From 21/12/2022
Pre Mill House Redbourn Road St Albans AL3 6JZ
Discharge of condition 3 (submission of further details – plastering) of Listed Building consent 5/2022/2136 dated 17/11/2022 – Partial repair and replacement of existing lath and plaster ceiling within dining room area
02/03/2023
Discharge of Condition – Approved
TP/2022/0639
Valid From 08/11/2022
St Marys Church Childwick Green Childwickbury St Albans AL3 6JJ
Purple Beech in the Church frontage – clear roof by 4m, raise crown periphery to 4m
17/01/2023
Tree Works in Conservation Area – Deemed Consent
5/2022/2464
Valid From 17/10/2022
2 Beesonend Cottages Beesonend Lane Harpenden AL5 2AA 
Part two storey part single storey rear and side extensions. Demolition of existing garage and conversion of existing outbuilding into habitable room
24/03/2023
DC4 Refusal
TP/2022/0587
Valid From 08/11/2022 
Townsend C Of E School Sparrowswick Ride St Albans AL3 6DR
Boundary trees within woodland W1 bordering Harpenden Road: Very low crowns Lift to 5m & clear lamp columns Ash x 2 Very tall, large crowns for area – Reduce in height by 4-5m all round. Beech x 2 Dead top in 1, both in decline – Reduce by 50% in height
22/12/2022
Treeworks approval
5/2022/2136
Valid From 06/09/2022
The Prae Wood Arms Garden House Lane St Albans AL3 6PY 
Listed Building consent – Partial repair and replacement of existing lath and plaster ceiling within dining room area
17/11/2022  DC10 Listed Building Conditional Consent
TP/2022/0423
Valid From 31/08/2022
6 Childwick Green Childwickbury St Albans AL3 6JJ T1
Fell Walnut Tree.
13/10/2022  Tree Works in Conservation Area – Deemed Consent
TP/2022/0402
Valid From 18/08/2022
6 Shafford Cottages Redbourn Road St Albans AL3 6LB
At rear on right to reduce Cherry tree as previously To reduce second Cherry on right as previously Acacia at end to reduce by approx 1m more than previously Birch to top by approx 3-4ft below cables and shape crown Cotoneaster to trim to approx 10ft
29/09/2022  Tree Works in Conservation Area – Deemed Consent
5/2022/1894
Valid From 15/08/2022
64 Ragged Hall Lane Chiswell Green St Albans AL2 3LD 
Raising of ridge, hip to gable roof extension and associated roof and chimney alterations with rear dormer window to facilitate loft conversion, roof extension to gable front, rooflights and rear juliette balconies
09/11/2022  DC3
Conditional Permission
5/2022/1733
Valid From 11/07/2022
2 Beech Tree Cottages Hemel Hempstead Road Leverstock Green Hemel Hempstead HP3 8LA
Single storey rear and first floor rear extensions, loft conversion to habitable accommodation and alterations to openings (resubmission following refusal of 5/2022/0642)
09/09/2022  DC3 Conditional Permission
5/2022/1658
Valid From 01/07/2022 
Shafford Fields Redbourn Road St Albans 
Construction of stable block with associated parking and access road (resubmission following refusal of 5/2022/0809)
25/08/2022  DC3 Conditional Permission
5/2022/1487
Valid From 13/06/2022
10 Childwick Green Childwickbury St Albans AL3 6JJ
Discharge of Condition 4 (roost characterisation surveys) of planning permission 5/2021/2661 dated 20/01/2022 for Part single, part two storey rear extensions, roof extension with rooflights, and addition of ground floor side windows and door with canopy
06/07/2022  Approval
5/2022/1321
Valid From 16/06/2022 
Batchwood Cottage Batchwood Hall Batchwood Drive St Albans AL3 5XA 
Replacement of windows and doors
17/08/2022  DC3 Conditional Permission
5/2022/1259
Valid From 17/08/2022 
Shafford Farmhouse Redbourn Road St Albans AL3 6LB
Listed Building consent – Replacement windows and doors
14/12/2022
Listed Building Refusal
5/2022/1214
Valid From 10/05/2022 
Gorhambury House Gorhambury St Albans AL3 6AH 
Variation of Condition 2 (approved plans) for various internal alterations including alterations to layout, staircases, doors and fireplaces of listed building consent 5/2020/0450 dated 28/02/2020 for Conversion to three dwellings, conservation and restor
21/11/2022  DC10 Listed Building Conditional Consent
5/2022/1049
Valid From 22/04/2022 
108 Ragged Hall Lane Chiswell Green St Albans AL2 3NP
Construction of four bedroom detached chalet style bungalow following demolition of existing dwelling
21/06/2022  DC3 Conditional Permission
5/2022/0881
Valid From 11/05/2022 
Gorhambury House Gorhambury St Albans AL3 6AH 
Variation of Condition 2 (approved plans) to allow external alterations including to lower ground floor opening and relocation of CCTV and various internal alterations including alterations to layout, staircases, doors and fireplaces of planning permission
14/10/2022  Withdrawn
5/2022/0870
Valid From 04/04/2022 
Gorhambury House Gorhambury St Albans AL3 6AH 
Partial Discharge of Condition 3 (details of display of glass and treatment of niches) of Listed Building consent 5/2014/1451 dated 09/07/2015 for Conversion to five dwellings, conservation and restoration of interior and exterior and provision of disable
18/05/2022  Discharge of Condition – Partial
5/2022/0864
Valid From 04/04/2022 
Gorhambury House Gorhambury St Albans AL3 6AH 
Discharge of Condition 3 ii(stairs) and iv (rooflights) of Listed Building consent 5/2020/0450 dated 28/08/2020 for Conversion to three dwellings, conservation and restoration of interior and exterior
18/05/2022  Discharge of Condition – Partial
5/2022/0809
Valid From 11/04/2022 
Shafford Fields Redbourn Road St Albans 
Construction of stable block with associated parking and access road
01/06/2022  DC4 Refusal
5/2022/0740
Valid From 21/03/2022
64 Ragged Hall Lane Chiswell Green St Albans AL2 3LD
Garage conversion and single storey rear extension with rooflights, new windows in side elevation, construction of outbuilding / home office in rear garden
13/05/2022  DC3 Conditional Permission
5/2022/0642
Valid From 10/03/2022
2 Beech Tree Cottages Hemel Hempstead Road Leverstock Green Hemel Hempstead HP3 8LA
Single storey rear and first floor rear extensions, loft conversion to habitable accommodation with front and rear rooflights, removal of existing chimney stack and alterations to openings
07/06/2022  DC4 Refusal
5/2022/0413
Valid From 01/03/2022 
Shannon Stables Childwickbury St Albans 
Construction of stable block and additional hardsurfacing
10/05/2022  DC3 Conditional Permission