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Hatfield Town Centre Car Parks

Over the next few years Hatfield town centre will be redeveloped to help attract new businesses and provide more jobs for local people. As part of this work Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council will be consulting with residents and businesses about the parking arrangements in Hatfield.

This web page will be used to keep a record of all consultation documents sent to residents and businesses.  As the work progresses each new consultation document will be added to the table below.  If you cannot find a document please tell us by emailing our Contact Centre.  We will add the document to the table as soon as possible.

Parking restrictions consultation

Consultation document

Hatfield Town Centre car parks


The Common car park,  Hatfield town centre

The scheme to amend the Traffic Regulation Order to facilitate the parking improvements has now completed.

There are a number of benefits which include:

  • Widening the parking bays
  • Increased the number of disabled bays from 8 to 10 
  • Introduce a loading bay
  • Colour coded the restricted sections

The restrictions will become operational in this car park on the 10th June 2015. 


pdf icon The Common car park - Traffic Regulation Order 2nd Amendment May 2015 [2MB]

pdf icon Letter to businesses - Dated 9th March 2015 [196KB]

pdf icon Letter to businsses and residents - 7th October 2014 [819KB]

Hatfield Town Centre car parks - Outcome of the review

The decision of the Cabinet Housing Planing Panel was to proceed with the amendment of the current Traffic Regulation Order as advertised in the Notice of Intent on the 19 February 2014. This decision was ratified at a Cabinet meeting on 8 April 2014 and the Traffic Regulation Order was sealed on 3 July 2014.

The relevant signing and lining will be amended on Sunday 13, 20 and 27 July 2014.
Letters will be sent to businesses and residents of the Town Centre advising of the changes.

pdf icon Sealed Order - Hatfield Town Centre car park amendment July 2014 [547KB]

pdf icon Letter to businesses and residents of Hatfield Town Centre - July 2014 [65KB]

pdf icon Car park restrictions - 4 August 2014 [490KB]

Hatfield Town Centre car parks - Review of the current parking restrictions.

Comments and suggestions have been taken into consideration, as well as the Skate Park due to be constructed in Link Drive car park.

The amended proposals will be advertised in the Welwyn Hatfield Times on the 12th February and Notices will be erected in all of the car parks.

All comments/objections to be received by 5th March 2014

pdf icon Notice of Intent sent to business and residents in Hatfield Town Centre - February 2014 [58KB]

pdf icon Drawings - Details of the proposed changes [617KB]

A review of the parking restriction introduced in March 2013 has been carried out.

The restrictions have been instrumental in improving the turn over of parking spaces within the town centre and this should encourage more visitors now parking is more freely available.

A letter has been sent to all the residents and businesses within the town centre with a number of small proposed changes, these are either at the request of businesses or as an outcome of the review.

All comments to be returned by the 31 August 2013.

pdf icon Review of Hatfield car park restrictions - July 2013 [56KB]

pdf icon Current parking restrictions [3MB]

pdf icon Proposed change to current car park restrictions [1MB]

Notice of making Various Car Parks Hatfield Off-Street Parking Places Order 2012 14-02-2013

The Borough of Welwyn Hatfield (Various Car Parks Hatfield) (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2012

pdf icon Notice of making Various Car Parks Hatfield Off-Street Parking Places Order 2012 14-02-2013 [26KB]

pdf icon Various Car Parks Hatfield Off-Street Parking Places Order 2012 [9MB]

Letter sent to the businesses in Hatfield town centre, advising when the new restrictions go live (4th March 2013) and additional information on how to use the restrictions.pdf icon Letter to businesses within Hatfield town centre - dated 17th January 2013 [56KB]
Recommendations approved by Cabinet on the 4th December 2012.pdf icon Letter advising businesses and residents the approved recommendations made by Cabinet - Dated 17th December 2012 [2MB]

Formal consultation - advertisement of the Notice of Intent on the 24th October 2012 regarding the proposals for all five car parks.

All objections/comments need to be submitted by 14th November 2012, these will be considered by Cabinet Housing and Planning Panel Meeting on the 29th November 2012. pdf icon Locations of Hatfield Town Centre car parks [173KB]

pdf icon Formal Advertisement -Notice of Intent 24.10.12 [25KB]

pdf icon The Common car park - Proposed parking restrictions [421KB]

pdf icon Dog Kennel Lane car park - Proposed parking restrictions [350KB]

pdf icon Kennelwood Lane car park - Proposed parking restrictions [399KB]

pdf icon Lemsford Road car park - Proposed parking restrictions [476KB]

pdf icon Link Drive car park - Proposed parking restrictions [273KB]

Consultation letter sent to all businesses and residents within Hatfield town centre. Outlining the current proposals and how to comment/object to these.pdf icon Consultation letter dated 21 September 2012 [601KB]

Letter to the Hatfield Town Centre businesses dated 10th August 2012, advising of the new projects due to start this financial year, which will add pressure to parking in the town centre.   Includes invite to a meeting, for businesses, 6pm on 23 August 2012 at Breaks Manor Youth Centre, Link Drive, Hatfield AL10 8TP to discuss any concerns.

pdf icon Letter addressed to the businesses dated 7th August [48KB]

Questionnaire for businesses to complete regarding parking for their staff and customer

pdf icon Questionnaire to all the businesses [56KB]


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