Sixteen flats set to be built in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:23 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:23 19 May 2017

An artists impression of the 16 one-bedroom flats

An artists impression of the 16 one-bedroom flats

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Sixteen new one-bedroom flats will soon be available for social rent in Hatfield.

Bedsits currently in Northdown Road, Hatfield. Bedsits currently in Northdown Road, Hatfield.

Welwyn Hatfield Council has given the contract, worth nearly £2.2million, to Taylor French Developments Ltd for the demolition of the existing empty bedsits in Northdown Road, to make way for the construction of sixteen new homes.

A council spokeswoman said the outdated design of the bedsits had made them difficult to maintain, and said the new flats will be rented to tenants on the local authority’s housing register.

Councillor Mandy Perkins, executive member for planning, said: “We’re really pleased to see work getting underway at Northdown Road.

“Considering the age and design of the existing properties, we decided a complete rebuild was the best way to deliver the quality housing needed to meet local demand.

“It’s important we also provide the right mix of homes to reflect the different needs of our communities, and the new flats will be ideal – and affordable – for single residents and couples.”

A planning application for the development was approved in October 2016, following a public consultation. Work is expected to begin on-site in the summer.

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