Local Plan Examination

The independent examination of our Local Plan is now in progress. The Local Plan will be the blueprint for future growth in the borough.

View examination documents and sessions
Local Plan Hearing Sessions

The stage 8 Local Plan hearing sessions began on 28 July. You can view the sessions online.

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The Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan will be the blueprint for future growth in the borough.

The Stage 8 hearing sessions were rescheduled to run from 28 July to 27 August.  Please check the Stage 8 Hearing Sessions page for more details. Updates about other changes to planning and building services can be found on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) page.

The Local Plan will shape the future of development in our towns and villages between now and 2032 - new homes, new jobs and business premises, open spaces and community facilities for people to use and infrastructure such as roads, schools and healthcare.  It is about supporting the growth of Welwyn Hatfield and a vibrant local economy.

Following various rounds of consultation, our Local Plan was submitted for examination in May 2017.

If you would like to be involved in the Local Plan as it progresses, please join the consultation database. You can also email your details to planningpolicy@welhat.gov.uk or telephone 01707  357532.