Hatfield parking consultation extended after low response rate

PUBLISHED: 16:57 12 March 2018

Welwyn Hatfield Council is extending its deadline on a parking consultation for Hatfield. Picture: WHC.

Welwyn Hatfield Council is extending its deadline on a parking consultation for Hatfield. Picture: WHC.

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The deadline for a consultation on parking in Hatfield has been extended due to a low response rate.

Welwyn Hatfield Council is asking residents in the Lemsford Road and French Horn Lane areas for their views on options to alleviate the impact of the town centre regeneration – including yellow lines and permit schemes.

The original deadline has been extended to April 3 to encourage more responses, with around 300 surveys returned out of a possible 2,000 so far.

A council spokeswoman said residents in Aldykes and the surrounding roads will be receiving the same letter and survey forms over the next few days.

There will also be a second drop-in event at The Hub in White Lion Square on Friday, March 23, between 12pm and 7pm.

Cllr Helen Bromley said: “I hope residents will make the most of the extended deadline and drop-in event to have their say.

“The response rate was lower than what we generally experience in other parts of the borough, although we know parking is such an important issue locally.

“We’re considering a range of different ways to reduce congestion for residents in the future, including looking for any suitable areas which could be converted into more off road parking space.”

A list of the roads affected roads can be found at: www.welhat.gov.uk/hatfieldcentralandeast.

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