Our Local Plan has now been submitted for examination.

Open Space, Sport and Community Facilities

Panshanger Airfield Viability Technical NoteJune 2016This technical note concerns the viability of providing airfield facilities at the Panshanger Airfield site.
Panshanger Airfield Air SportsJanuary 2014

Since consultation on the Emerging Core Strategy closed in January 2013, the council has received further submissions from Sport England and the Light Aircraft Association on the importance of Panshanger Airfield as a facility for air sports.

Community Facilities StudyOctober 2012

The Community Facilities Study analyses the provision of community facilities in Welwyn Hatfield against a set of standards derived from best practice. Types of facilities covered by the study include community centres, GP surgeries, leisure centres, libraries, schools and post offices.

Hertfordshire Strategic Highlights Green Infrastructure Plan

March 2011

The Hertfordshire Strategic Highlights:Green Infrastructure Plan (Incorporating the Green Arc area which extends into Essex) was commissioned as part of the county-wide approach to develop green infrastructure planning across the County. This was a two tier approach with Strategic Highlights Green Infrastructure Plans (SHiPS) for Hertfordshire/the Green Arc and 'local level' district Green Infrastructure Plans for seven Hertfordshire districts, including Welwyn Hatfield. Existing GI plans were taken into account to ensure links across both borough district and county boundaries, with this strategic GI Plan also considering existing GI work in Hertfordshire.

Welwyn Hatfield Green Infrastructure PlanMarch 2011

The Welwyn Hatfield Green Infrastructure Plan was commissioned as part of a county wide approach to green infrastructure planning in Hertfordshire. The Welwyn Hatfield Borough Green Infrastructure Plan has been developed in parallel with the strategic county wide plan and with those for Watford, Dacorum, Three Rivers, Hertsmere, St Albans and East Herts. Account has also been taken of existing green infrastructure plans to ensure links across boundaries.

Sports Facility StrategyMarch 2011

The Welwyn Hatfield Sports Facilities Study has reviewed the majority of indoor and outdoor sports facilities within the borough. The study lists a range of conclusions which are a result of the needs analysis carried out over the past year and will help form the preparation of an action plan and strategy.

Assessment of Open Space, Outdoor Sport and RecreationJune
The council has completed an assessment of the provision of open space, outdoor sport and recreation in Welwyn Hatfield. The study assesses the quality, quantity and accessibility of open space facilities in the borough.
pdf icon WGC Leisure and Community Review [3MB]October 2006This study identifies local leisure and community needs, audits existing facilities and contains findings about facilities for indoor sports, community activities, commercial leisure, museums, culture and the arts.
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