Hatfield is a town with huge potential, a fantastic community, a rich and diverse history and a host to big business and academia. Yet Hatfield faces a number of challenges, like many new towns of its era, and needs an ambitious plan for change and renewal and to attract private and public investment. 

The Hatfield Renewal Partnership is a dynamic partnership of key authorities, landowners and educational institutions who have come together to deliver positive change in the town in line with the shared vision:


“a well-connected, distinctive and multi centred town with a renewed ‘New Town’ pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit. A town that re-balances economic growth and world class education assets with new and rejuvenated housing, excellent community, culture, retail and leisure facilities and a series of connected urban centres”


This was developed with the extensive involvement and engagement from all elements of the community and underpins the Hatfield 2030+ Renewal Framework, which sets out the aspirations of the town and initiatives to 2030 and beyond.

To find our more click here to download a copy of the Framework.


The Hatfield Renewal Partnership is a dynamic partnership between key organisations in the town, consisting of:

  • Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Hatfield Town Council
  • Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership,
  • Goodman Business Parks,
  • Oaklands College
  • Gascoyne Cecil Estates
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Fitnesse Leisure

In 2015-16, working with consultants, the team undertook strategic visioning work with the community of Hatfield including local businesses, education, and retail/leisure services, and developed the framework for the future renewal of Hatfield to 2030 and beyond.

The team have produced a multifunctional, comprehensive framework that can be seen as a ‘business plan’ or ‘blueprint’ for the future of the town.

The partnership continues today in order to promote, progress and oversee delivery of the positive change which the town wants to see, and this website will update progress over time.


The latest news from Hatfield2030+

Town Centre multi-storey

Town Centre multi-storey

3 April 2017

Plans for the long term transformation and regeneration of Hatfield could be made possible by a new town centre multi-storey car park. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Cabinet will consider a recommendation on Tuesday (4 April) to prepare plans for a multi-storey on The Common car park. A detailed proposal will also be submitted to Hertfordshire … Read More

The Renewal Framework

The Renewal Framework

21 July 2016

Following extensive consultation with local residents and key stakeholders the Hatfield 2030+ team are excited to present the Hatfield 2030+ New Town Renewal Framework. To download the Framework click here. For more information on consultation and research undertaken to develop the Renewal Framework please visit the key public documents section

The second round of consultation comes to an end

The second round of consultation comes to an end

7 April 2016

Thanks to everyone who attend our consultation events held across the town between February and April. We had a great response to the themes and projects proposed with over 130 questionnaires received. The results of the consultation have been captured in Stage 2 consultation report in the key public documents section.

New questionnaire online

New questionnaire online

23 February 2016

Our latest questionnaire is now live! Click here to share your views on the emerging vision and projects for Hatfield. Please look at the consultation boards available in the resource section to guide your thoughts on the future of Hatfield.


reports, presentations, images

Key Public Documents (new uploads and links)

Hatfield 2030+ New Town Renewal Framework_21 July 2016 [11MB PDF]

Hatfield 2030+ Stage 2 Consultation Report_April 2016 [5MB PDF]

Hatfield Regeneration Framework Consultation Report Executive Summary 

Images from our follow up consultation at the University of Hertfordshire's College Lane Campus on the 4th March 2016

Hatfield general market stall on the 27th February 2016

Hatfield General Market

And here are some images of the town.

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