Plans submitted to St Albans City & District Council could see 100 new homes constructed in Harpenden.

A screening opinion application was submitted to the local authority's planning committee last Tuesday (May 7), concerning the proposed dwellings at the town's train station's East Side Car Park.

A screening opinion application allows developers to discover whether the council would require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed development.

Herts Advertiser: Two four-storey buildings would be created at the site.Two four-storey buildings would be created at the site. (Image: Quod / St Albans City & District Council)

Harpenden station's East Side Car Park covers an area of 1.4 hectares and currently comprises of 450 parking spaces.

If the development goes ahead, two four-storey residential buildings would be created at the north of the site.

A station plaza will be created, with a new station drop-off zone, and a single-storey parking deck at the south of the existing car park would replace "a number of the parking spaces" lost as a result of the new homes.


Developers aim to complete the works by 2029, with construction beginning next year.

The screening opinion application can be viewed by using reference 5/2024/0796 on the St Albans City & District Council planning portal.

Further information regarding the development can be found at