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Hatfield town centre redevelopment proposals
A revised planning application for Hatfield town centre has been approved by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. Here you can find out how to view plans of the revised scheme.
Following a detailed review of the original scheme, all three partners: the council, St. Modwen and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), produced a revised scheme for the redevelopment of the town centre. Following the submission of a planning application by St. Modwen, the council's Planning Control Committee resolved to approve the revised plans on 15 April 2010 and this puts the scheme in the strongest possible position to secure the further investment required to enable the scheme to progress.
The revised 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 dictate. 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.
Some plans of the proposed scheme are available to download below.
Whilst a first phase of development is currently underway, the wider scheme requires further funding if the plans are to become a reality. Although the council has committed investment to the scheme from the Growth Area Fund received from government, continued economic issues mean that there is still a shortfall in funding. To allow any further phases of development to proceed this gap must be resolved and the partners are exploring all avenues to bridge this gap.
The full planning application, including all plans and documents, is available to view using our online database.