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+
Potential development opportunities in Hatfield were on display at the Hertfordshire Housing Conference this week. Members of the 2030+ partnership took a stand at the event to promote the opportunities provided through the town’s Renewal Framework for long term regeneration. A presentation was also delivered to delegates by Quintin McKellar, Vice Chancellor at the University … Read More
The University of Hertfordshire will host the 20th Hertfordshire Housing Conference – which brings together experts from across the world of housing and other related sectors, including developers, planners, architects and housing association professionals. Taking place on 14 May 2018, the Smart Herts conference will focus on a series of interconnected ‘smart’ themes, including housing, … Read More
Hatfield has once again hit the headlines, placing 17th out of 116 London commuter towns in a study by TotallyMoney. The scoring was based on four metrics: life satisfaction, journey time to London, house prices, and season ticket prices. Featuring well into the top 20, Hatfield was rated above other Hertfordshire towns including St Albans, … Read More
A planning application for the £1.2m transformation of White Lion Square in Hatfield has been submitted. Plans feature new paving, seating, raised planters, children’s play equipment, cycle parking and the return of the iconic Pearl statue – back by popular demand following a public poll in December. It is planned for her to sit in … Read More
reports, presentations, images
Key Public Documents (new uploads and links)
Here are some images of the town.