Planning Applications

Abbots Langley Parish Council is consulted by Three Rivers District Council on all planning applications in the Parish Council area.

The Parish Council has a Planning and Highways Committee which meets every third week to consider and comment on planning applications. As with all Parish Council meetings, members of the press and public are welcome to attend.

In the majority of cases there is no objection to applications. Any concerns or objections are passed back to Three Rivers District Council and these will be taken into consideration by their Planning Officers and Planning Committee when decisions are taken.

If you are interested in a specific planning application and attending the meeting where that is going to be considered, then please contact the Parish Council offices and we will be able to advise if the application has been received and when it will be considered by the Planning Committee.

The Planning Authority, Three Rivers District Council, publish information on all planning applications in the district on their Three Rivers – Planning On-Line website. This includes details of applications, plans, supporting documents, etc, which can be searched by application number or address. There is also links to information on obtaining planning permission and the planning process.

The Planning and Highways Committee are informed and may also express a view on wider planning matters, such as consultations by Government or other organisations, Hertfordshire County Council Mineral and Waste Development Frameworks and relevant planning applications, proposed redevelopment of Watford Hospital site etc.

Other Committee Responsibilities

The Planning and Highways Committee also reviews the provision and maintenance of bus shelters, some of which are the responsibility of the Parish Council. The Committee also deals with the current programme to renew the Parish Council’s notice boards.

Whilst the Parish Council has no responsibility for highways, they are consulted or informed about transport matters, for example the widening of the M25, increasing bus passenger transport representation, notification about road works and road closures and similar matters as they arise.