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+

Council’s work in Hatfield shortlisted for national award

Council’s work in Hatfield shortlisted for national award

29 November 2018

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is celebrating making the shortlist for renewal and regeneration work in Hatfield. The Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards recognise excellence in local government and the council is shortlisted alongside eight other authorities for the ‘Driving Growth’ category. The entry focused on the council’s efforts to drive growth and wider regeneration in … Read More

Hatfield developments win Building Futures award

Hatfield developments win Building Futures award

19 October 2018

Two council housing developments in Hatfield won the Design Excellence category at the Herts Building Futures Awards last week. Lilac Close (formerly Furzen Crescent) is a collection of seven two bed houses and Lime Tree Court (previously known as Garden Avenue) is a mix of 22 one and two bed flats. Council teams worked with … Read More

Development agreement signed for £45m Hatfield redevelopment programme

Development agreement signed for £45m Hatfield redevelopment programme

16 August 2018

Developer Lovell has recently signed a development agreement with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) to deliver a £45 million regeneration programme which will transform the heart of South Hatfield. The High View neighbourhood centre, which dates from the 1950s, will be redeveloped with brand-new shops and homes, including affordable homes and properties for sale. Pending … Read More

Hatfield opportunities on show at industry conference

Hatfield opportunities on show at industry conference

16 May 2018

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


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Please use this website to tell us your ideas and share with us your vision for Hatfield.  You can also contact us through Facebook, Twitter and various events. For more information on the project you can contact us at [email protected]


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