B&Q Swallowfields Inquiry

Planning Appeal Inquiry 12 to 15 December with virtual sessions 19 December and 24 January

Appeal by Thrive Homes 

Land at B&Q Swallowfields Welwyn Garden City AL7 1JD


Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (“WHBC”) 6/2021/1277/OUTLINE

Planning Inspectorate Appeal Reference: APP/C1950/W/23/3327269

Information and core documents about the B&Q Swallowfields inquiry 12 to 15 December 2023 will be uploaded to this page.


Inquiry Information

The Inquiry is being hosted by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council at;

The Council Chamber

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

The Campus

Welwyn Garden City




The Chamber doors adjacent to the Cherry Tree car park will be opened to the public half an hour before proceedings commence. Please see the Inquiry programme for further information.

Visitor Guide with map 


Inquiry Programme

The programme will broadly be followed, however, it may at times run ahead or behind schedule depending on progress. 


Case Management Conference

CMC documents


Opening Statements



Core Document Index

Core Document Index

Core Document Index with hyperlinks


Core Document library

Core Documents

Inquiry Documents

Interested Party Statements



Closing Submissions

LPA closing submission

Appellant closing submission

Rule 6 closing submission