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 Hatfield 2030+ project has been shortlisted in the 2019 Planning Awards. The award for partnership working recognises initiatives, projects or plans that demonstrate how drawing on individuals and teams from different organisations, backgrounds and disciplines has enabled improvement to the physical or environmental quality of a place, or the economic or social well-being of … Read More
Totally Money named Hatfield the 4th best London commuter town in their 2019 hotspot survey. Over 100 commuter towns were ranked based on average house prices, length of a train journey into the Capital, cost of a season ticket, and the town’s ONS lifestyle rating. The news marks a successful start to year for Hatfield, … Read More
White Lion Square’s £1.2m revamp began on Monday 25 February. Borras Construction will carry out the project, which includes the installation of new paving, seating, raised planters, children’s play equipment and cycle parking. Aiming to create a more welcoming environment and drive footfall to local shops and businesses, the £1.2m redesign is funded through a … Read More
The funding has been awarded to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and is the first to be agreed through the Government’s £450 million Accelerated Construction Programme. The programme was launched to accelerate the delivery of local authority housing schemes and encourages the use of innovative construction methods and a wider range of builders, in particular small … Read More
reports, presentations, images
Key Public Documents (new uploads and links)
Here are some images of the town.