Welwyn Garden City changes: Consultation event taking place today

PUBLISHED: 16:35 11 June 2018

A visual mock-up of what Stonehills could look like after the changes.

A visual mock-up of what Stonehills could look like after the changes.

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A consultation event detailing proposed changes to Welwyn Garden City town centre is taking place today (Monday, June 11).

Elements of the £1.5million scheme are currently being trialled along Parkway, Howardsgate, Stonehills and Fretherne Road.

Herts County Council, in partnership with the borough council, is holding an information event for residents and businesses outside The Howard Centre near McDonald’s until 7pm.

Among the plans are banning traffic from the northern section of Stonehills and only allowing taxis in the southern part.

A council official at the event said that stretch was the most controversial element – and one that would be “carefully considered” when the trial ends on June 17.

He added that conditions would then return to normal as feedback is considered, before the conclusions and next steps are decided around August.

Businesses previously reacted angrily to the changes, with several launching petitions to reinstate parking along Stonehills, but a significant amount of residents reacted favourably.


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