All planning applications, decisions and appeals are available to view online.

View applications on the planning register

  • planning and estate management applications
  • drawings, photographs and documents accompanying a planning application
  • the officer's report for each decided application
  • Decision Notices, including any attached conditions or reasons for refusal
  • appeal decisions
  • Comments on applications where a decision has not been made.

Some planning applications are considered and decided by Hertfordshire County Council such as planning applications for minerals and waste development and applications related to county council services.


Unsure of an application's full address?

Our community map can identify the application number of recent planning proposals by area. Once you've identified the application number the online database will provide you details of the application.


Need access to local computers and advice?

We have computers at our council offices which you can access to view plans (please note we no longer store paper copies of plans). A duty officer is also on hand to give advice Monday to Friday 9am-11am. The duty officer will be available both on the phone and in reception during these hours.

You can also access computers at parish and town councils. However they are unable to give you advice.


Where it can be viewed

Woolmer Green Parish Council

Arrangements should be made for viewing plans prior to visiting the Parish office by phoning Mrs J Pearce on 01438 813501 or by emailing

Woolmer Green Parish Council
Village Hall, Woolmer Green, 

Essendon Parish Council

Arrangements should be made for viewing plans prior to visiting the Parish Office by phoning Mr J Sprang on 01707 261375

Essendon Parish Council
The Old Rectory, Essendon Hill
Essendon, Hatfield, AL9 6AH

Welwyn Parish Council

Arrangements should be made to view plans by visiting the Parish Office or by phoning the clerk on 01438 716667, between 9am - 1pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or by email

Welwyn Parish Council, Parish Centre, Lockley Drive, Welwyn, AL6 9NT