Planning committees across Hertfordshire are busy as ever, with plenty of applications and appeals coming through.

We've compiled a list of just some of the applications that are currently pending or have been approved in our areas.

Here are some that might have gone under the radar.

1. Stevenage Harvester to go?

Plans have been submitted for Miller & Carter to replace Harvester in Stevenage.

Herts Advertiser: Miller & Carter could take Harvester's place.Miller & Carter could take Harvester's place. (Image: Butterfield Group / Stevenage Borough Council / Canva)

If accepted, the application would see the popular steakhouse chain occupy Unit 13 of the town's Roaring Meg retail park.

Signage at the front, rear and side of the building is included in the application, along with a menu case and illuminated letters.

Artists impressions of the signage and proposed final exterior of the restaurant have been included within plans submitted to Stevenage Borough Council's planning committee.

2. Next stage for Stevenage Old Town plans

Plans to revamp the High Street in Stevenage's Old Town have advanced to the next stage.

Herts Advertiser: Here's what Stevenage Old Town could look like.Here's what Stevenage Old Town could look like. (Image: Hertfordshire County Council)

Hertfordshire County Council want to make it safer and easier to get around, and create a safer and more pleasant space for people to spend time.

A public consultation last year found that people valued free parking and supported the introduction of more crossing points and lower speed limits. There were also requests for more parking for employees and people who are disabled.

The council has now come forward with revised proposals following that consultation.

To view the latest plans in full, click here.

3. 157-home development in Letchworth

Plans for 157 new affordable homes in Letchworth have been submitted to North Herts Council for approval.

Herts Advertiser: settle have submitted plans for the affordable home development.settle have submitted plans for the affordable home development. (Image: settle)

Housing association settle wants to redevelop homes in Campfield Way, Highover Road and Icknield Way (49A to 75B odd numbers only).

Proposals for the new development include 157 new affordable homes with a variety of one and five-bedroom apartments, terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.

"The scheme will also provide fully accessible flats, houses and bungalows in direct response to need," a settle spokesperson said.

All properties will have access to an outdoor area, either through a private garden or balcony, together with parking.

4. Plans for 150-home Woolmer Green development

A planning application has been submitted to build a development of up to 150 new homes in Woolmer Green.

Herts Advertiser: The plans have been submitted by Gladman Developments Ltd.The plans have been submitted by Gladman Developments Ltd. (Image: Gladman Developments Ltd)

The plans, submitted by Gladman Developments Ltd, would see the "erection of up to 150 residential dwellings, with the provision of affordable housing, public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage system and vehicular access point".

The development would be situated off London Road, and while the land itself is not part of the Green Belt, it does lie adjacent to it.

"Gladman Developments Ltd's carefully considered proposals will deliver a carefully considered and sensitively designed new neighbourhood for up to 150 new homes that will be well-connected with the existing settlement of Woolmer Green," reads a design and access statement.

5. Beales Hotel plans approved

Plans to build 142 homes on the site of a former hotel in Hatfield have been approved.

Herts Advertiser: The development will be built on the site of the former Beales Hotel in Hatfield.The development will be built on the site of the former Beales Hotel in Hatfield. (Image: Hatfield Park Homes/Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council)

Councillors voted to approve the planning application for the Beales Hotel site, opposite The Galleria in Comet Way, at a meeting on Thursday, February 8.

The plans were approved after concerns about a lack of affordable housing as part of the development, with a previous appraisal suggesting none should be provided.

Ten per cent affordable housing will now be provided after plans were revised, and although this is way below the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan requirement of 25 per cent, Conservative Handside councillor Fiona Thompson was keen to praise Hatfield Park Homes Ltd for "having a re-think".

6. Former Harpenden butcher's shop to become takeaway

Plans for a former butcher's shop in Harpenden to become a takeaway have been approved by St Albans City & District Council.

Herts Advertiser: 137 Southdown Road in Harpenden.137 Southdown Road in Harpenden. (Image: Google Maps)

The local authority's planning committee approved the change of use for 137 Southdown Road on Wednesday, January 24.

The address was utilised as a butchers for some years, having previously operated as 'Peter Russell Butcher' and 'Jellys Meats', before becoming Emilios restaurant.

The approved plans will now see its usage changed to become a takeaway.

7. 146-home Arlesey development approved

Over in Bedfordshire, plans for a 146 home development in Arlesey have been approved by Central Bedfordshire councillors, despite opposition from the town council.

Herts Advertiser: A computer-generated image of what the new homes at Arlesey Cross could look like.A computer-generated image of what the new homes at Arlesey Cross could look like. (Image: Cala Homes)

Applicant Cala Homes Limited had submitted full plans for the development, including a section of the Arlesey relief road and an amenity space.

Arlesey Town Council had objected to the proposals because of non-compliance with the adopted Arlesey Neighbourhood Plan.

The 12.5 acre site is at the back of residential properties located at 155 to 229 on the High Street and is open grassland, according to a report to Central Bedfordshire Council’s development management committee.