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 of the Local Plan process. To have your views heard on any of the sites, positive or negative, register here and follow directions.

The demand for housing outstrips supply, and this enables speculative housebuilders to sell bland and often ugly housing at ever higher prices. As people live longer and population continues to grow, demand is unlikely to disappear. New homes and facilities will be required for children and succeeding generations.

Dismissing development out of hand, or because it is simply close to where we live, adds little to the debate. We must take responsibility for ensuring the preparation of a Local Plan is a constructive process and to ensure that future development is of the highest possible quality.

Please take time to read the Local Plan, and take a look at the sites. Consider the evidence. And then give your voice.

WHBC are hosting five definite consultations on the following dates:
WHBC Consultation Dates – all from 15:30 – 19:30WHBC-Logo

31 Aug   Green Lanes Primary School AL10 9JY

6 Sept    United Reformed Church, Brookmans Park AL9 7UJ

14 Sept  Civic Centre, Welwyn AL9 9ER

22 Sept  The Fairway Tavern, Welwyn Garden City AL7 2ED

30 Sept  Cuffley Hall, Cuffley EN6 4JA

5 Oct       Birchwood Leisure Centre, Hatfield AL10 0AN

We are also undertaking several site-specific consultations on the following dates:
Gascoyne Consultation Dates – all from  15:00 – 20:00Gascoyne-Cecil-Logo

3 Oct     Stanboroughbury & Symondshyde, at Lemsford Village Hall

7 Oct     Creswick, at Salvation Army Church, Hollybush Lane, Welwyn Garden City AL7 4JU

10 Oct   Stanboroughbury & Symondshyde, at Green Lanes Primary School AL10 9JY

13 Oct   Marshmoor, at North Mymms Cricket Club AL9 7TR

Please do come, and discuss any thoughts or concerns you may have.