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,
- Arlington 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+
The council is proposing to introduce an Article 4 Direction in Hatfield to remove the permitted development rights that allow developers to build up to two additional storeys on existing blocks of flats. Under the Article 4 Direction any development of this kind proposed in Hatfield would need to submit a planning application. Cllr Stephen … Read More
The catalyst for the regeneration of Hatfield town centre is now underway with the completion of the town’s new multi-storey car park. With over a third of land in Hatfield town centre currently being used for surface-level parking, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have jointly funded The Common car park … Read More
Following four months of preparation and demolition works, Lovell has officially broken ground at High View in Hatfield to deliver 146 quality new homes, a retail centre, community facilities and amenities. Working in partnership with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Lovell will deliver a range of housing from one bedroom apartments to three bedroom houses over … Read More
The £23m redevelopment of Link Drive in Hatfield has been approved by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s development management committee (DMC). The development, a key part of the council’s ongoing regeneration of Hatfield town centre, is scheduled to start in spring 2021 once the new multi-storey car park in The Common is completed. Eighty new apartments … Read More
reports, presentations, images
Key Public Documents (new uploads and links)
Here are some images of the town.