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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...