Hatfield town centre redevelopment to start next year?

WORK on finally redeveloping Hatfield town centre could begin as early as next year, it had been announced.

Welwyn Hatfield Council has secured the �3.1m it was owed from a Government growth fund application it made almost two years ago, meaning the authority now has the cash to buy an existing part of the town centre through a Compulsory Purchase Order.

The council’s cabinet members approved the proposals last night (Tuesday), and if the plan is agreed at a full council meeting on October 13, then phase one of the project – redeveloping the Bill Salmon Centre and creating two new buildings at the end of the existing arcade – is expected to start next year.

For more on this story, see this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out today (Wednesday).


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