by awitherick on 7 January, 2012
As your local Councillors, Melvyn Teare and Rod Perks have the ability to call in planning applications to committee. This could be if you are concerned about the impact it would have on the local area, or equally that planning officers don’t allow something simply because the rules are inflexible.
Before you get to this stage though St Albans City and District Council have extended the hours of its drop-in service for home owners seeking informal planning advice as part of measures to make our planning service more customer focused.
They provide a drop-in advice service for householders on Wednesday mornings, from 9am to 12.30pm, and a telephone service on Wednesday afternoons, between 1pm and 5.15pm.
There is also an additional drop-in session on Monday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm at our offices in the Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans.
As with the service on Wednesday mornings, the new service will operate on a ‘first come, first-served’ basis.
Planning applications and all supporting documentation are also available via the Council’s website at http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/planning/planning-applications/planning-applications-search.aspx