Where will 12,500 new homes go in Welwyn Hatfield? New blueprint plans released

PUBLISHED: 17:32 07 October 2014 | UPDATED: 17:32 07 October 2014

Panshanger Aerodrome has been earmarked for housing

Panshanger Aerodrome has been earmarked for housing


Thousands of new homes - including more than 3,500 in north Hatfield and upwards of 2,000 in eastern WGC - could be built in the next 20 years.

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Planners at Welwyn Hatfield Council have revealed where they envisage more than 10,000 homes being built, with development set to be spread across the borough.

Documents show 2,000 homes, plus a new primary and secondary school and shopping centre, between north Hatfield and Stanborough have been favoured by planners.

And a further 1,430 new homes could be built to the west of Hatfield Business Park.

Panshanger Aerodrome, which closed last month, has been earmarked for around 700 homes in the documents, which will be discussed by a cross-party panel next week.

And between 700 and 1,200 homes could be built bordering onto the Commonswood Nature Reserve in Welwyn Garden City, if the council finds the Lafarge Tarmac-owned site is not contaminated.

Each site – which has been put forward by landowners for consideration in the council’s local plan – will be weighed up for suitability, and planning permission has to be granted before building work can start.

To see maps showing where the homes could go, click on the PDF link.

For more on this story, see this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, on sale tomorrow (Tuesday).

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