Planning Committee

Details of applications are sent from NHDC as the Planning Authority to the Parish Council as a consultee. If a parish councillor has any concerns, or the Parish Council is aware of any concerns from parishioners,  an on-site meeting of the Parish Council’s Planning Committee may be convened to consider those items. This means that some applications are considered at the monthly Parish Council meetings held in the Parish Room, others may be considered on-site by the Planning Committee (all parish councillors are members of this committee). 

The planning applications included in the agendas and minutes below will be, or have been, considered at an on-site meeting open to the public – see individual agenda items for venues. Items are considered in the order presented unless notified otherwise. A period of 10-15 minutes is normally allocated per item although this may be extended if this is agreed to be insufficient. It is the usual practice for time to be allowed for members of the public to present their views. The Parish Council considers each application in relation to the Ashwell Village Design Statement and, if relevant, will make a request to NHDC re a section 106 payment. Following the meeting its recommendations are forwarded to the District Council which, as the Planning Authority, makes the decision to grant permission or not.

Details and plans relating to applications may be viewed on the North Herts District Council website at or at the North Herts District Council offices in Letchworth.

summary of recent consultations received by the Parish Council is available. 

Sunday 16th February, 9am.

NHDC Case Ref no. 20/00126/FP. Land north of Ashwell Street and south of Lucas Lane (between Hunts Ridge, Ashwell Street, and East Lodge, 22 Lucas Lane)

Full Planning Permission: Erection of 24 dwellings including creation of vehicular access off Ashwell Street, footpath link to Lucas Lane, associated public open space and landscaping.

NHDC have commenced their formal consultation on this application. See their website for all documents relating to the application.

The Parish Council will be meeting on site on to discuss and agree their response to NHDC. As always this meeting is open to the public and your views will be welcomed. See below for the agenda.


Wednesday 4th September

NHDC Case Ref. 19/01809/FP. 2 Ashwell Street

Full Planning Permission: Erection of a detached 3 bedroom dwelling, detached
single garage, new vehicular access onto Ashwell Street, and ancillary works.


Wednesday 3rd July


Wednesday 3rd April

Land junction of Station Road and Ashwell Street


Sunday 10th March 2019

1 Newnham Way


Wednesday 30th September 2018

10 Newnham Way

45 West End

90 High Street


Wednesday 5th September 2018

18 Angells Meadow


Wednesday 1st August 2018.

Land at the junction of of Ashwell Street and Station Road 


Wednesday 4th July 2018.                          


Wednesday 2nd May 2018


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