Bringing democracy forward through co-design of locally distinctive design codes.

Look! St Albans-University of Hertfordshire Urbanism Unit Seminar June 15th 18.00-19.30 BST via Zoom Please join Look! St Albans and the University of Hertfordshire Urbanism Unit for a discussion with Mr Nicholas Boys Smith, Director of Create Streets, on ‘bringing democracy forward’ through co-creation of locally distinctive design codes in the United Kingdom. A focus […]

CCOS North Stakeholders Redevelopment Advisory Group

Last week Look! St Albans was invited to join the Council’s ‘CCOS North Stakeholders Redevelopment Advisory Group’ the online meeting took place on Tuesday 15th December. We declined for the reasons set out below. Please let your local councillors know if you think a ‘Stakeholders Redevelopment Advisory Group’ is the right approach for such an […]

Learning from the past and looking to the future: how can St Albans adapt to rapidly changing times?

Monday 9th November 7-15- to 8-30pm via Zoom. Please book your place here as places will need to be limited Please invite your friends as usual this is open to all. Back in the spring we sadly had to postpone our programme for this year including our AGM and Team Look! have greatly missed our […]

Look! St Albans City Centre Opportunity Site News Update

Should you wish to receive our news update direct to your inbox please email us at I last wrote to you last in June and since then members of the representative group and officers have been very busy behind the scenes building up our new website and attending many online presentations. After one of […]

New LOOK! St Albans Website

After several weeks of quite intense work, our new website was recently revealed to the world. Regular visitors to our pages will know that our previous website had seen better days and was looking a bit tired. We wanted our new website to be friendly, distinctive and bold.  Above all, it needed to improve the […]

Reply to Robert Donald

On the 11th June, before the Overview and Scrutiny Meeting started, Vanessa Gregory, Chair of LOOK! St Albans, replied to Robert Donald within 30 minutes of his email arriving…… Dear Robert Thank you for your kind email and offer of a meeting with LOOK! colleagues from the Reps Group (who deal with the day to […]

Design Competition for CCOS South

Dear Councillor Donald and Tony, I hope you are both well. I have thought long and hard about writing this open letter after listening to what people have communicated to me through Look! St Albans about the competition. I have copied in the leaders of other political parties for the sake of transparency. As I […]

Ready for the Next Generation?

Our Council has called on 3 architects to come up with new designs for the rejected planning application for the City Centre Opportunity Site (CCOS) South and we expect these to be put to a community vote early next month. LOOK! St Albans would encourage everybody to go along and make sure your views are […]