Help shape future of Welwyn Hatfield
Sir – On March 4 Welwyn Hatfield Council begins a two month consultation about the future of Welwyn Hatfield. The Core Strategy Issues and Options consultation will establish what is most important to the people of our borough and what needs to be
Sir - On March 4 Welwyn Hatfield Council begins a two month consultation about the future of Welwyn Hatfield. The Core Strategy Issues and Options consultation will establish what is most important to the people of our borough and what needs to be central to planning decisions over the next 15 years or so.
In 2005, the Government's East of England Plan set out planning guidance for the borough, up to 2026. Welwyn Hatfield has been identified as a Key Centre for Development and Change and will, therefore, be considerably transformed as a result.
There are a number of challenges that we will face including: the provision of 10,000 new homes, enhancement of our neighbourhood infrastructures and enablement of a proportion of 68,000 jobs stipulated for Hertfordshire.
In order for the most viable and desirable solution to be met, consultation is critical. I therefore urge every resident, business owner and employee who frequents Welwyn Hatfield to participate in the consultation.
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A number of events are planned throughout March at locations in the borough. Information is also available to view and for comment at: libraries; council, town and parish offices; Hatfield housing office; Essendon Primary School and online at
- 1 Sky Studios Elstree starts recruitment drive ahead of planned 2022 opening
- 2 Christmas event plans revealed for Welwyn Hatfield
- 3 Fireworks displays in Hertfordshire for Bonfire Night 2021
- 4 Where in Hertfordshire are the most incidents of weapon possession?
- 5 Businesses to decide on future of Welwyn Garden City BID as renewal campaign gets underway
- 6 Councillor Steven Markiewicz dies from illness after 17 years of service
- 7 Rural land near Welwyn to go on sale next month
- 8 When do the clocks go back in 2021 and British Summer Time ends?
- 9 Drink spiking: University of Hertfordshire students join Girls Night In protest
- 10 Charity golf day raises thousands for the Willow Foundation
I would like to thank the WHT for its coverage of the main themes of this consultation over the past few weeks, for bringing the breadth, scope and importance of the consultation process to the public's attention.
Councillor Mandy Perkins, executive member for planning and environmental health.