Welwyn Hatfield Adopted Local Plan - October 2023
On 25 September 2023, the Council received the Inspector’s Report on the Examination of the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan 2016.
The Inspector’s Report concludes subject to the recommended main modifications, further main modifications and consequential modifications, set out in the Appendix to the Report, the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan (2016) satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5)(a) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and is sound and therefore capable of adoption.
The Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan 2016 was adopted at a meeting of the Council on 12 October 2023.
The Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan is now the Statutory Development Plan for the Borough. This means it has full weight (together with ‘made’ neighbourhood plans where relevant) in determining planning applications and development decisions within the Borough. The newly adopted Local Plan replaces the previous Local Plan which comprised ‘saved’ policies from the Welwyn Hatfield District Plan 2005.
The adopted Local Plan is available below, together with the accompanying Local Plan Policies Maps, Local Plan Adoption Statement, and Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement.
Sustainability Appraisal Reports
The Inspectors Report on the Local Plan examination can be viewed below. A hard copy of the report is available at the Council Offices, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City.
All documentation relating to the Local Plan Examination is available to view on the Local Plan Examination web pages.