Local Plan: Key Welwyn Hatfield sites set to go under microscope

PUBLISHED: 15:24 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 13 June 2018

Panshanger Aerodrome from the air. Picture: Peter Sterling.

Panshanger Aerodrome from the air. Picture: Peter Sterling.


The agenda and dates for Welwyn Hatfield Council's latest Local Plan hearings have been released.

Proposals to build over 12,500 homes in the borough by 2032 have been getting assessed by the Planning Inspectorate, with the next round of sessions now scheduled to take place between June 26 and June 28.

Key items on the agenda include the housing allocation in WGC, and how the plan’s housing figure would impact town centre strategies for WGC and Hatfield.

The sessions will also put key sites under the microscope, including the former Panshanger Aerodrome land, the old Shredded Wheat site dubbed The Wheat Quarter, and land north west of Hatfield.

The previous housing target, known as the objectively assessed need, was 12,5000, but the council was asked to do a Green Belt Review in a bid to potentially increase that to 16,000.

For the full agenda check out the council’s website: http://welhat.gov.uk/article/7252/Stage-4-Hearing-Sessions.

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