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 £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
Preparation works are set to begin next week for the £45m regeneration of High View neighbourhood centre in Hatfield. The works include demolishing a number of vacant buildings across the site in preparation for the main development of 146 new homes, shops and public spaces planned for the area. Local residents and businesses will see … Read More
Work will start next month on the building of a 420 space multi-storey car park in Hatfield, marking another major milestone in the regeneration of the town centre. Located on the site of the current Common car park, contractors, Bourne Parking, will start work on the £6m project on 1 June. The Common car park … Read More
The £20 million redevelopment of One Town Centre in Hatfield has been approved by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s development management committee (DMC). The development of the key site marks the next step in the council’s regeneration plans for Hatfield town centre, following on from the successful renovation of White Lion Square last year. Lovell, the … Read More
reports, presentations, images
Key Public Documents (new uploads and links)
Here are some images of the town.