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 square designs set for October unveiling

Town Centre square designs set for October unveiling

11 October 2017

Plans to redesign the public space in White Lion Square will be on display in Hatfield town centre next week. Residents and businesses are encouraged to drop into Number 3c/d Town Centre to view the drawings from 10am-8pm on Wednesday 18 October and 10am-4pm on Saturday 28 October. The redesign follows a public consultation in … Read More

New Transport Strategy for Hatfield

New Transport Strategy for Hatfield

5 October 2017

A transport strategy, to improve transport into and around Hatfield has been published today. The strategy, commissioned by the Hatfield Renewal Partnership and undertaken by consultants AECOM, looks at the existing transport provided and where people are travelling to and from. It anticipates what the demands will be in the future, and considers how movement around the town by all forms of transport … Read More

Infrastructure Charrette Paper Published

Infrastructure Charrette Paper Published

29 September 2017

  The Infrastructure Charrette earlier this summer, hosted in Hatfield by 2030+ partners Gascoyne Cecil, 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 … Read More

Developer Appointed for £45m High View Regeneration

Developer Appointed for £45m High View Regeneration

21 September 2017

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s Cabinet has appointed Lovell as the developer to regenerate the High View neighbourhood centre in Hatfield, a major milestone in one of the projects identified by the Hatfield Renewal Framework. The area, which has been a hub for the community since the 1950s, is set to be transformed by providing new … Read More


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