Plans for 87 new homes on school land in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:26 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:01 01 September 2017

Onslow St Audrey's headteacher Michael Harpham.

Onslow St Audrey's headteacher Michael Harpham.


A major planning application has been submitted to the borough council for 87 homes on school land in Hatfield.

Home Group and Onslow St Audrey’s School have applied to Welwyn Hatfield Council for full planning approval to development a green space.

The redevelopment of school land to the north of existing buildings would form 87 homes - 12 one-bedroom homes, 58 two-bedroom, 15 three-bedroom and two four-bedroom.

The planning application also includes a proposal for indoor and outdoor sports facilities for the school, including a floodlit artificial grass pitch and sports hall, parking and landscaping, plus revised vehicle access following the demolition of existing buildings and the caretaker’s dwelling.

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In a design and access statement by Home Group, it is stated that improvements would also include new science laboratories, refurbished tennis courts, re-provision of staff parking and community parking for hall use, student cycle rack improvements and a new informal play area on the southern courtyard.

There would be a new roundabout, new student access point, a possible student pedestrian and cycle link into Howe Dell, pedestrian and cycle link to Stream Woods, plus a new landscape buffer between the school and housing.

The plans are currently open to public consultation and can be viewed on the council’s website at

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