Hatfield tower block residents vote to tear down building

Queensway House. Picture: Charlotte McLaughlin

Queensway House. Picture: Charlotte McLaughlin - Credit: Archant

Queensway residents have voted, in the majority, for tearing down the Hatfield flats and regenerating the area.

The front door of Queensway House. Picture: Charlotte McLaughlin

The front door of Queensway House. Picture: Charlotte McLaughlin - Credit: Archant

The consultation on whether to demolish the block and regenerate the area was started by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in August.

At a meeting of the cabinet, council officers highlighted that maintaining the nearly 60-year-old building would be costly.

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And due to uncertainty about future government legislation on tower blocks - following Grenfell - it could also prove a risky course of action.

"We agree that there would be many challenges in maintaining the building to the standard people deserve in years to come and that it does present a good opportunity to provide better housing for the future," a spokeswoman said after the council heard resident's views.


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The council's cabinet is likely to make a decision next month on whether it will go with the option most residents wanted.

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