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Garden Cities of Tomorrow at Welwyn Hatfield Council

Monday 10th September, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council will host a seminar facilitated by Place Services investigating Garden Cities of Tomorrow. Anthony Downs, Gascoyne Cecil Estates Director of Planning & Development, has been asked to talk on the Estates' approach to development as a historic landowner in...

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Mill Green Planning Approved

Thursday 16th August, the Development Management Committee of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council unanimously approved the proposals at Mill Green. Gascoyne Cecil Estates and the Mill Green community first began to explore  what could be done to bring greater vitality to the hamlet and the derelict Green...

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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...

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Central Herts Green Corridor Group Public Meeting

Thursday February 23rd, 7pm The Riding School, Stable Yard, Hatfield, AL9 5NE   Central Hertfordshire Green Corridor Group have called a public meeting next Thursday, 23rd February to present, and discuss, their work over the past year since the inaugural meeting in early 2016.   With expertise in ecology, heritage and access, as...

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Regulation 19 Consultation Period Exhibitions

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s Regulation 19 Consultation period has now ended, and the Council are in the process of collating responses on their draft Local Plan. To tie in with this process,  Gascoyne Cecil recently completed a consultation series on our sites within the draft...

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Forthcoming Exhibitions

Earlier this summer, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council published the draft Local Plan – a planning framework for the Borough running until 2032. The week before last, the final (Regulation 19) Consultation period began, running from August 30th – October 24th. Among the sites allocated in the...

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Local Plan Consultation Dates

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council recently published the following circular: The Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan  has been published in draft form. The public consultation process begins at the end of this month. Running for eight weeks, from August 30th to October 24th, this is an important part...

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Station Planting

Following the impressive redevelopment of the station, Gascoyne Cecil are keen to progress plans to ensure that the area becomes an attractive gateway to Hatfield. As part of its long term commitment to the neighbourhood, Gascoyne Cecil have signed up to a Station adoption agreement...

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OHRA Picnic on 27 August

One of the many positive outcomes from the Old Hatfield Charrette, in 2008, was the formation of two residents groups: the Old Hatfield Community Forum and the Old Hatfield Residents Association. These two organisations consolidated into a single body during 2015. On Saturday 27 August the...