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Stevenage Station Gateway Area Action Plan: Preferred Options Report – Public Consultation

Stevenage’s Town Centre is undergoing a process of renewal and regeneration. As part of this, the area around the Railway Station bounded by the railway tracks and Lytton Way has been identified as a key site for new development and change. This important gateway for the town has the potential for significant transformation, based on its well-connected position only 20 minutes from King’s Cross in London. Such development could form a vital part of the regeneration of the Town Centre.

This Area Action Plan consultation will provide an opportunity for the public and key stakeholders to engage and shape this area. It also acts as a catalyst for developers interested in supporting this integral part of the Stevenage Borough Local Plan.

As a co-operative Council, Stevenage Borough Council seeks to engage widely with businesses, residents and other stakeholder groups. This Preferred Options Report contains strategic concepts at this stage and does not suggest specific proposals for the Railway Station or Lytton Way.

This is your opportunity to have a say on the ideas within the document.

Stevenage Borough Council is inviting representations on the Area Action Plan from Monday 30 January to Saturday 18 March 2023.

How to respond

The AAP and other relevant documentation can be downloaded from our consultation website:

Alternatively, inspection copies of the documents are available to view at the Council Offices at Daneshill House, the Stevenage Central Library and also the Stevenage Old Town Library.

Responses can be submitted via the council’s consultation website from the link below.

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You also can send your response to the Planning Policy Team via email at or via post to Planning Policy Team, Stevenage Borough Council, Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, SG1 1HN.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Closed consultations

Stevenage Design Guide - SPD Consultation

Following a consultation from 20 September 2021 to 15 November 2021, we are undertaking further consultation on the draft Design Guidance Supplementary Planning Document. This is to ensure consistency with the National Planning Policy Framework and the National Design Code, as well as take into account comments following the first consultation.

Public consultation took place between 19 September 2022 and 31 October 2022 but the consultation document is still available to read below.

The Design Guidance sets out clear design principles to guide future development in Stevenage.

An important part of determining planning applications is to ensure a high quality of design of the buildings and public spaces. The Stevenage Borough Local Plan sets out some generic requirements under Strategic Policy SP8: Good Design, and Detailed Policy GD1: High Quality Design.

The draft Design Guidance SPD adds detail to the policies in the Local Plan; giving specific requirements for different elements of design.