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Hatfield Town Centre Redevelopment Background and Approved Plans

A scheme for the redevelopment of the eastern end of Hatfield town centre was approved by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in 2010. Here you can view some of the approved plans and find out more.

Revised plan for the town square in Hatfield (looking east)

The regeneration of Hatfield town centre is an important project for the borough and is needed to provide a quality amenity for the local community, both now and in the future.  Significant progress had been made prior to 2008 when unfortunately, the rapid deterioration of economic market conditions meant the the project was not able to proceed.  At the time, the council (working with its partners) decided to move ahead with a revised scheme and on 15 April 2010, the council's Planning Control Committee resolved to approve these plans.

Whilst a first phase of development has been delivered, the wider scheme requires further funding if the plans are to become a reality and the council is continuing to explore all avenues to achieve the long term regeneration of the town centre.  Following the completion of the land assembly process, the council is also now a major land owner in the town centre and will continue to create a better environment for shoppers, businesses and residents in the town through a programme of committed investment works, approved in November 2014.


Some plans of the approved scheme are available to download below.

The approved scheme has been designed to be flexible so that it can be delivered as a whole or implemented on a phased basis, as market conditions allow. The proposals would see the creation of a central High Street for the town, offering modern shopping and living. The scheme also maintains an anchor store for the eastern end of the town centre, along with a new town square, new bus interchange, taxi rank, public toilets and residential units.

The full planning application (reference S6/2010/0136/MA), including all plans and documents, is available to view using our online database.

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