Plans have been submitted for seven serviced plots for self-build and custom housebuilding on Green Belt land.

An outline application for the area - between 84 and 108 Ragged Hall Lane, Chiswell Green - was submitted to St Albans City & District Council on Tuesday, February 6.

A design and access statement included within the application reads: "As was first mooted in the Conservative Party manifesto 2015, the self-build and custom housebuilding is a key element of the government's agenda to increase supply and tackle the housing crisis."

Herts Advertiser: The proposed plots in Chiswell Green.The proposed plots in Chiswell Green. (Image: Hammond Land And Consulting / St Albans City & District Council)

Two public comments have been made to the plans so far, with a resident of Cuckmans Drive stating: "This is Green Belt land and home to a variety of insects and wild animals.

"The footpath beside and beyond the site is used a lot by people exercising their dogs, taking their children to the woods and walking to St Albans.  


"The birdsong is a pleasant change to the traffic noise as you walk across it."

Herts Advertiser: The land off Ragged Hall Lane, Chiswell Green.The land off Ragged Hall Lane, Chiswell Green. (Image: Google Maps)

The plans can be viewed by using reference 5/2024/0144 on the St Albans City & District Council planning portal.