Hatfield Job Centre’s future in doubt after flat plans submitted

PUBLISHED: 13:08 29 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:26 29 December 2017

Job Centre Plus in Salisbury Square, Hatfield. Picture: Google Street View.

Job Centre Plus in Salisbury Square, Hatfield. Picture: Google Street View.


The future of Hatfield’s Job Centre Plus has been plunged into doubt after plans to turn it into flats were submitted.

Proposals have been put forward for the Salisbury Square site, which involve converting it into four flats with associated parking, cycle storage and landscaping.

A Welwyn Hatfield Council spokesman confirmed a decision was set to be made early next year, while a Job Centre spokeswoman claimed it did not know about the application.

“We are unaware of the planning application and are currently in ongoing negotiations with the landlord to finalise our new lease,” the Job Centre spokeswoman told the WHT.

The proposals were submitted in August, according to the borough council’s website.

Hatfield Town Council previously voiced fears through clerk Carrie Lloyd, who told the borough council: “Members were not aware that the Job Centre in Hatfield was targeted for closure.

“They do not see in the application details where it will be relocated.

“They wish to raise concerns regarding parking, loss of more commercial space in Old Hatfield to residential units and lack of any amenity area for the new residential units.”

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