Hatfield 2030+ is a project funded by public and private sector organisations across Hatfield. Its aim is to bring together the community and key stakeholders to develop shared priorities to attract and target public and private sector investment for the next 20 years and beyond.

Between autumn 2015 and spring 2016 the Hatfield 2030+ team undertook significant consultation with local residents and stakeholders to determine the community’s aspirations for Hatfield.

The findings have been used to shape a community vision, objectives and project ideas for Hatfield to help unlock the potential of the town. 

The Hatfield 2030+ team have produced the Hatfield 2030+ New Town Renewal Framework, which sets out the aspirations of the town and development initiatives to 2030 and beyond.

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


The Hatfield Renewal Partnership appointed an experienced consultant team including Nexus Planning urban planners, Broadway Malyan masterplanners, Colliers International property experts, Kevin Murray Associates facilitators and SYSTRA transport consultants to carry out this work. The team undertook strategic visioning work with the community of Hatfield 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.

This process was driven by the local community of Hatfield and other key stakeholders including local businesses, education, and retail/leisure services.

The Hatfield Renewal Partnership is made up of:

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

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, presentation, images - coming soon

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]

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

Hatfield Regeneration Framework Consultation Report Executive Summary 

Here are some images from the Hatfield Halloween Festival on the 31st October 2015

And here are some images of the town.

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