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 Driving scheme for 10 to 17 year olds launches in Hatfield
- 2 Is Hertfordshire set to become the new British Hollywood?
- 3 The latest court results for Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar
- 4 Pregnant woman jailed for more than two years for killing cyclist
- 5 Enjoy the park but treat it with the respect it deserves, says manager
- 6 Rail passengers warned of three-day closure at London King's Cross station
- 7 Tributes to 'fearless and magnificent' former Queenswood School pupil and Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory
- 8 Fantastic florist and art gallery opens in Hatfield following lockdown easing
- 9 Local COVID-19 contact tracing service now up and running
- 10 School donates textbooks to help communities in Kenya
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.