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.

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

Planning Committee meeting Wed 7th July, 6pm ON SITE see agenda for details

Click here for the agenda

Planning Committee meeting Wed 10th February 2021, 8pm on Zoom


Land Development Site off Station Road. NHDC case ref. 20/03070/FP. Full Planning Permission: Residential development of 28 no. dwellings and landscaping including pond, wildflower meadow and woodland and associated infrastructure. Full documents are available on the NHDC website (put the application reference into the search box)

Click here for the draft minutes

Additional information:

For a previous (different) application on this site see












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