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+

Hatfield named in top 20 London commuter towns

Hatfield named in top 20 London commuter towns

15 March 2018

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

Town centre square application submitted

Town centre square application submitted

15 February 2018

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

Hatfield features in The Times as a ‘rising star’ of commuter towns

Hatfield features in The Times as a ‘rising star’ of commuter towns

22 December 2017

The article, in the Times’ Bricks and Mortar section, used Hatfield and other towns to highlight the benefits of quick commuting into a variety of cities. Hatfield was lauded after placing top in Savills’ league of upwardly mobile towns within 19 and 29 minutes’ train journey to London. Favourable property prices, good shopping and the … Read More

£6m funding to boost Hatfield Town Centre Regeneration

£6m funding to boost Hatfield Town Centre Regeneration

9 November 2017

A £6m grant from the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will be used to release land in Hatfield town centre for new homes, retail and leisure, helping to secure its continued transformation to 2030 and beyond. It follows a successful funding bid to the LEP, awarding £4.8m towards the cost of building a multi-storey on … Read More


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