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UH Heritage Hub Exhibition, 3rd May

Thursday 3rd May, the former barber shop at 1, Salisbury Square will host a University of Hertfordshire exhibition on the heritage of Old Hatfield. For the past three years, University of Hertfordshire students studying Architecture and Interior Architecture & Design have been working with the local...

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A Second Infrastructure Charrette Paper Published

The second Infrastructure Charrette, late last year, once again brought together business and council officers and members from across Hertfordshire. It facilitated debate around different parties' motivations for working in this field, and asked participants to consider, discuss and rank the key building blocks of civilisation....

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Minerals at Stanborough Consultation Monday 22 January 4-8pm

Green Lanes Primary School Monday 22nd January, 2017 4pm - 8pm On Monday 22nd January at Green Lanes Primary School, CEMEX UK and Gascoyne Cecil Estates will host an exhibition on proposals to extend existing mineral extraction from Symondshyde to Stanborough and Astwick. Hertfordshire County Council are our local...

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Infrastructure Charrette Paper Published

The Infrastructure Charrette earlier this summer brought together local government, local business, transport experts and academics. It stimulated debate around the kind of infrastructure Hertfordshire might need to put in place to accommodate the growth projected over the years ahead. Over the summer, Gascoyne Cecil and...

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ARISE for social change

At the beginning of August, the Hatfield Alliance to Reward Initiatives and Social Enterprise (ARISE) granted funding to worthwhile initiatives in Hatfield.             ARISE is a partnership between the Galleria, Ocado, Interserve and Gascoyne Cecil Estates which funds activities and initiatives committed to social change...

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Hatfield Park hosts Central Herts. Infrastructure Charrette

On 13th July, Gascoyne Cecil Estates and the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce hosted an Infrastructure Charrette. This marked the launch of a series of events bringing business and the public sector together to discuss planning infrastructure across Hertfordshire. The event comprised quick-fire presentations followed by a...

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Local Plan Inspector Appointed

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council submitted the Local Plan for examination on 15 May. The Secretary of State has subsequently appointed Planning Inspector Melvyn Middleton BA(Econ) DipTP DipMgmt MRTPI to carry out an independent examination in public and determine whether or not the Plan is sound. This...

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“Are we learning from the past?”

On the Pros and Cons of the “Garden Villages”, the Environment Journal asks: “are we learning from the past?” As Founding Partners of the International Garden Cities Institute, Gascoyne Cecil Estates wholeheartedly agree with the Town and Country Planning Association that our aspiration must be for...

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Full Council Votes in Support of the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan

Following a decade of public debate, technical studies and consultation, the decision to approve the draft Local Plan and proceed to examination is a significant moment. Once the Plan has been formally deposited with the Secretary of State, a Planning Inspector will be appointed and, following...

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Building Work Begins at York House

A further phase in the regeneration of Old Hatfield commenced last month as work began on York House to the eastern end of Salisbury Square. The project aims to deliver a refurbished landmark building in the Square, a key component of the plans forged with...