Welwyn Garden City residents favour £1.5m town centre plans, county council says

PUBLISHED: 15:45 08 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:55 08 September 2017

A visual mock-up of what Stonehills could look like after the changes.

A visual mock-up of what Stonehills could look like after the changes.


Revolutionary £1.5million plans for WGC’s town centre were favoured by two-thirds of residents during the consultation, Hertfordshire County Counil (HCC) confirmed – but there were only 100 respondents.

The county council-led consultation held earlier this summer outlined potential plans, including pedestrianising part of Wigmores North and Stonehills and implementing a 20mph speed limit.

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Welwyn Garden City town centreWelwyn Garden City town centre

A spokesperson for the borough council and HCC said: “We’d like to thank everyone for taking time to submit their views.

“The feedback we are collating was over two-thirds in favour of the plans and a full report is being put together to summarise the points raised.

“More detailed plans for each part of the overall scheme are being developed in light of the feedback, with the aim of releasing these for further consideration by Members and consultation with residents and businesses before the end of the year.

“Alongside this, the borough council will be consulting on proposals that consider how best to balance the future parking needs of all town centre users.”

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