Borough council set to unveil £1.2million plans for Hatfield town centre

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 October 2017

White Lion Square in Hatfield.

White Lion Square in Hatfield.

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The borough council is set to unveil its latest £1.2million plans to revitalise a part of Hatfield town centre.

Proposals to redesign the public space in White Lion Square will be on display in Number 3c/d Town Centre between 10am and 8pm on Wednesday, October 18 and 10am to 4pm on Saturday, October 28.

They follow a public consultation in early 2015, which sought views on how residents would like to see the space used.

A council spokeswoman said it aims to make better use of the area, create a more welcoming environment and drive footfall to shops and businesses in and around the town centre.

It is a further step in the council’s multi-million pound transformation of White Lion Square, which has included new shop fronts, lighting and facades.

The spokeswoman added that it comes in addition to a major refurbishment programme, which includes the square’s canopy, 19 flats and White Lion House community and office facilities.

Bernard Sarson, executive member for business and partnerships, said: “We’ve considered a range of new, modern design features to encourage people to spend time in White Lion Square and enjoy the outside space.

“I really hope people will come to see us on one of these dates, look at the designs and speak to officers about all the positive changes we’re continuing to drive forward in Hatfield.”

A planning application to gain approval for the works is expected to be submitted before the end of the year, with work starting in 2018.

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