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Planning & Building

How to object to a planning application and how to make a planning application, details of heritage and conservation areas in East Herts and our planning policy.

Object, Comment or View a Planning Application or Decision

All new applications received by the Council are available for viewing on the Council's Public Access system. This is a simple way of keeping up-to-date with the progress of an application or viewing application decisions. You can make a comment or an objection on an application using the online system.

A guide to the Planning Service

The role and purpose of the planning service is to protect the built and natural environment in East Herts while enabling development to meet the changing needs of the community.

Pre-application Service

As part of our planning service we provide advice on development proposals in advance of the formal planning or related application.

Make a Planning Application

Information on how to make a new Planning Application, including our pre-application advice service and fees.

Planning Forms

A comprehensive list of all planning application forms is available on the Planning Portal. You can also download planning application forms and submit them in hardcopy.

Building Control

Our Building Control service is managed by Hertfordshire Building Control (HBC) who provide a complete local authority statutory building control approval service across Hertfordshire.

Planning Enforcement

If you undertake development without planning permission or do not adhere to the approved plans or conditions imposed on any permission then you are at risk that the Council will take action against you.

Local Land Charges

If you are a potential buyer of a property in East Hertfordshire, then you may well be aware that, as part of the conveyancing process, a search against that property is conducted.

Street Naming & Numbering

The Council is the Street Naming and Numbering Authority for the area. It carries out these functions under the provisions of sections 17-19 of the Public Health Act 1925. (This is not the responsibility of Royal Mail).