More than 3,000 homes for Welwyn Hatfield
MORE than 3,000 homes can be built within Welwyn Hatfield — and not a single one will be on the Green Belt. Over 80 potential sites have been flagged up by planning officers in a bid to partly meet Government housing targets. As the WHT has previously
MORE than 3,000 homes can be built within Welwyn Hatfield - and not a single one will be on the Green Belt.
Over 80 potential sites have been flagged up by planning officers in a bid to partly meet Government housing targets.
As the WHT has previously reported Welwyn Hatfield faced the daunting prospect of at least 10,000 homes forced upon it but this decision was successfully challenged by Hertfordshire County Council earlier this year.
Totals are now being reassessed. It is hoped the 4,400 properties already built between 2001, when the 10,000 homes were originally mooted, and now will be included in any new target.
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Planning officers have found room for 3,280 homes mainly on brownfield sites, but may have to look at Green Belt land if more properties are needed.
A few of the sites are:
- 1 More than 20 arrested following major Welwyn Hatfield county lines drugs operation
- 2 Closing the New QEII at night permanently still to be considered
- 3 Man sentenced to three years in prison for breaking girlfriend's jaw
- 4 Coroner rules Joy Morgan death 'unlawful killing' but finds no cause at inquest
- 5 Mum-of-four loses six stone in just over a year after being unable to play with her youngest child
- 6 COVID-19: Welwyn Hatfield tops Hertfordshire for cases per 100,000
- 7 'Horrific' abuser who 'showed no remorse' sentenced
- 8 Bank becomes latest to be lost from town centre
- 9 Former Spitfire and Hurricane engineer celebrates 100th birthday
- 10 COVID-19 outbreaks now in half of all Herts care homes
* 1,066 - Broadwater Road West, WGC,
* 103 - former Three Valleys Water site, Bishops Rise, Hatfield
* 47 - Tudor Road, Welwyn
* 28 - former Godfrey Davis garage, London Road, Welwyn
* 118 - Ratcliff Taillift site, off Bessemer Road, WGC
Councillor Mandy Perkins, responsible for planning issues, said: "This survey provides useful insight about the potential for new housing within our towns and larger villages in Welwyn Hatfield.
"Any potential sites will still have to go through the usual planning process and public consultation."
She added: "Phase two will identify the potential to meet housing need within the borough's green belt. But I must stress that this will only progress if, as a consequence of revised housing figures, green belt sites need to be released.