More than 3,000 responses to controversial planning blueprint

PUBLISHED: 15:32 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:32 11 April 2013

Welwyn Hatfield Council's HQ this week

Welwyn Hatfield Council's HQ this week


PLANNING bosses are still sifting through more than 3,000 responses to controversial housing growth plans across Welwyn Hatfield.

An update report into Welwyn Hatfield Council’s housing blueprint, which would determine where more than 7,200 homes will go in the next 20 years, has said revised plans are likely to be available in the summer.

In the meantime, it rules the authority is at risk of “speculative applications” if progress is not made.

Any revisions are expected to be available “by the summer”, with a further round of consultation to follow.

The document, by the authority’s director for strategy and development, Chris Conway, states: “At the time of writing the report, the representations were still being processed and analysed.

“It is therefore not possible to provide a full analysis of the issues raised in the representations at this stage.”

It was prepared ahead of a cabinet panel on Thursday.

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