The Planning web pages comprise the following sections:
  1. The Planning Application Process
  2. Online Planning Services 
  3. Planning Information
  4. Reporting unauthorised works - Enforcement
  5. Planning Policy
  6. Planning - Contact Us
  7. Customer Service Charters & Performance



The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL is a new charge which will allow the Council to raise funds from new developments for use on infrastructure to support the growth of the District. The money collected from the levy will be used to support development by funding infrastructure that the Council, local community and neighbourhoods need. It came into force on 1 April 2015.

Attached is a guidance note for applicants. This includes all the Planning Portal forms. Please note that Form 0 - Planning Application Additional Information Requirements must be submitted with all planning applications.

More information, including the Three Rivers Charging Schedule, can be found on the Planning Policy pages

Changes to National Policy regarding Affordable Housing and S106 Contributions

As a result of the changes to the NPPG the Council can no longer seek planning obligations to contribute to affordable housing or to pooled funding ‘pots’ intended to fund the provision of general infrastructure in the wider area from developments of 10 houses or less which have a combined maximum gross floor space of 1,000 square metres.

Following the Ministerial Statement Policy CP4 and Policy DM11 will no longer be applied to developments for 10 dwellings or less which have a combined maximum gross floor space of 1,000 square metres or less.

We will continue to seek contributions from applications for 10 dwellings or under where the gross floor area will exceed 1,000sqm.


Quick Links

Link to Planning Online. Opens in new window        Link to Planning Application Forms and Fees

Introduction to Development Management

The Development Management section deals with the day to day determination of applications for planning permission (householder, advert consent, outline, approval of details and listed building etc) and assesses applications against national and local policies and guidance.

What the Service is about

The planning system provides a framework to monitor and determine how land is used, what is built and where it is built within our District.

The service provided both protects the established high quality environment whilst understanding the benefits of new development.

What you can find here

The planning section of the Council’s website provides access to the application process and requirements as well as guidance, policy information, enforcement procedure and contact information.

Our planning section includes Development Management, Planning Policy, Conservation, Projects and Compliance (often referred to as enforcement).  When offering advice and determining planning applications, we may involve several other sections of the Council including Land Charges, Trees and Landscape, Environmental Health and Legal Services. In addition, the Council consults external agencies including Herts Highways, local Wildlife Trusts and the Environment Agency amongst others.

The Development Management section is committed to providing the best service to all our customers and residents. We are constantly reviewing the service we offer and strive to make improvements.

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