Planning reference documents

Click here to view the Ashwell Parish Plan

How the Parish Council responds to planning applications

Details of planning applications are sent from North Herts District Council (NHDC), who are the Local Planning Authority, to the Parish Council, who is a consultee. Full details and plans of applications may be viewed on the NHDC website ( in their Planning section. Members of the public are encouraged to respond directly to NHDC (via their website, email or in writing). Please make sure that the Parish Council is also aware of your views so that they can take them into account when formulating their response.

If any concerns about an application are raised by a parish councillor or if the Parish Council is aware of objections from a parishioner(s),  an on-site meeting of the Parish Council’s Planning Committee is convened. See the Parish Council section for Planning Committee agendas and minutes of past meetings. For applications where the Parish Council is not aware of any objections, the response to the NHDC Planning Officer is agreed at a monthly Parish Council meeting.