New planning guidance for Welwyn Garden City residents

A NEW information pack is being sent to residents who live within the boundaries of the WGC Estate Management Scheme. The new brochure provides information and guidance on how to apply for

A NEW information pack is being sent to residents who live within the boundaries of the WGC Estate Management Scheme.

The new brochure provides information and guidance on how to apply for planning consent under the scheme, which maintains and upholds the Garden City ethos.

Under the scheme, residents who wish to make alterations to their property require Estate Management approval.

This is in addition to other requirements such as planning permission and building regulation consent.


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Following consultation with residents, the WGC Society, the WGC Heritage Trust and the Mill Green Musuem, the new brochure is being delivered this week to those who live in the areas that fall under the scheme.

Councillor Mandy Perkins, executive member for planning, said: "The Estate Management Scheme is very important to the history and the future of the town.

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"The brochure will hopefully encourage a sense of civic pride and raise awareness of the need to keep alterations in line with the heritage of WGC; many residents feel it is vital that the special character of the town is preserved for future generations."

For more information on the Estate Management Scheme, visit www.welhat.gov.uk/planning/estatemanagement

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