Over the next 10 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.
Update February 2020
Proposals to change some car parks in Hatfield Town Centre was approved at Cabinet in January 2020.
Changes will become effective on Monday 9th March 2020, changes will include Link Drive car park becoming permit holders only for town centre businesses and residents Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Additional 3 hours parking spaces will be created in Dog Kennel Lane car park. Plans showing the car parks can be found below as well as letters sent to eligible residents and businesses on how permits can be purchased for Link Drive:
The Notice of Making relating to the Traffic Regulation Order for the car park changes will be advertised in Welwyn Hatfield Times on Wednesday 19th February 2020. Below, the legal paperwork (Traffic Regulation Order) for the town centre car parks can be viewed.
Letter sent to businesses and residents providing an update to the proposals which were advertised on the 14th August.
Further changes will be presented to the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on 17th December 2019.
The council is planning to build a multi-storey car park to be built on The Common car park, and although it will provide around 420 new spaces, there will be a temporary loss of approximately 89 parking spaces during construction. Whilst The Common car park is closed for building works, additional parking spaces will be provided in Kennelwood Lane and Wellfield Road. To create a better turnover of space an ensure shoppers can get parking close to the town, a proposal of 2 hour stay limits in remaining Hatfield car parks Monday to Saturday.
As part of the feedback from the open drop-in session at Hatfield Hub, several proposals have been changed. Dog Kennel Lane car park will now be proposed for 3 hours parking instead of 2 hours. Link Drive car park will be offered as a permit scheme for businesses AND residents who live in the town centre and do not have access to off street parking. Each property will be proposed to have option to buy 1 parking permit. Also based on feedback, the disabled bays within the car parks will not be time limited.
The legal documents relating to changes in the car parks were advertised on Wednesday 14th August 2019. Anyone who wishes to object to the proposals can do so in writing stating the grounds on which they are made by Friday 13th September 2019 to: Ka Ng, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE
Letter sent to residents on 13th August 2019 notifying the start of the objection period
Letter sent to businesses on 13th August 2019 notifying the start of the objection period
Copy of the overall plans showing the proposed changes to parking restrictions in Hatfield car parks - updated 13th August 2019
Notice of Intent relating to the proposed changes to parking restrictions in Hatfield car parks - this also shows the list of operational and enforcement hours being proposed
Draft Traffic Regulation Order relating to the proposed changes to parking restrictions in Hatfield car parks
Statement of Reasons relating to the proposed changes to parking restrictions in Hatfield car parks
On Friday 26th July between 12pm and 7pm, a open drop-in session was held at Hatfield Housing Hub to show plans of proposed changes in our car parks, and to allow all to have a chat with us about the proposals. Several businesses and resident attended and some proposals are considered for change.
The proposed plans for changes to Hatfield Car Parks can be seen below:
The letter sent to businesses in July 2019 notifying of the consultation and drop in session:
The letter sent to residents in July 2019 notifying of the consultation and drop in session:
Below is documents relating to the proposed restrictions in Wellfield Road, Hatfield, which were advertised in August 2019. No objections were made to the proposals, and delegated authority was issued to make the 2 Traffic Regulation Orders. From 2nd March 2020, the slip road of Wellfield Road will have new parking restrictions come into force, including disabled bay, loading bays, loading prohibition on double yellow lines.
August 2019: Proposed parking restrictions have been advertised in the Welwyn Hatfield Times, any objections must be made by Thursday 19th September 2019.