How much social housing will Hatfield regeneration scheme have?

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 October 2017

An artist's impression of how High View in Hatfield could look.
Image supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Council.

An artist's impression of how High View in Hatfield could look. Image supplied by Welwyn Hatfield Council.


Questions have been raised over a £45million regeneration scheme for Hatfield.

Last week, Welwyn Hatfield Council announced that it had appointed Lovell as the developer for the High View scheme.

The development is expected to include about 150 new homes, ranging from one-bed flats to three-bed houses.

However, since the announcement, members of the public have questioned what percentage of social housing there will be, what will happen to St John’s Church and The Harrier pub already in the area, and how long it will take for building work to be completed.

A council spokesman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “The church is a Grade II listed building, so that will remain as it is, and we hope the pub will engage in discussions with Lovell to determine how they will be involved in the plans going forward.

“The percentage of social housing will be decided through the planning process, but we expect it to be in-line with the council’s policy, which is currently 30 per cent.”

When asked roughly what price the properties would be sold at, the spokesman said: “We don’t have an estimate at this stage, but should be in a better position to provide figures as plans develop.

“We hope a planning application will be submitted in the spring or summer of next year.”

The spokesman said work would take four years with completion in 2022 should the planning application get the go ahead.

A spokesman for McMullens, which owns The Harrier pub in Bishops Rise, said: “We are happy to meet with the developer to understand how The Harrier will integrate with their proposed plans.”

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