Homes England awards £4.5m to fund Hatfield development

14 February 2019By Hatfield 2030news

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

Local art students to brighten up Hatfield town centre

14 January 2019By Hatfield 2030news

A Hatfield 2030+ art project kicked-off this week as Oaklands College students met with council officers to show their initial ideas for displays in key walkways leading to White Lion Square. The seven art students are producing work based on three themes: The memory of the past 70 years The interpretation of the present Desires … Read More

Time capsule call as contractors appointed for Hatfield works

18 December 2018By Hatfield 2030news

Young people in Hatfield have a unique opportunity to be part of local history as the council appoints a contractor for the £1.2m transformation of White Lion Square. The council’s Cabinet awarded a contract to St Albans based Borras Construction at their meeting last night (Tuesday, 4 December) and is asking local schools or youth … Read More

Council’s work in Hatfield shortlisted for national award

29 November 2018By Hatfield 2030news

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

19 October 2018By Hatfield 2030news

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

16 August 2018By Hatfield 2030news, Uncategorized

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

16 May 2018By Hatfield 2030news, Uncategorized

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

Hatfield Hosts Prestigious Housing Conference

24 April 2018By Hatfield 2030news

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 named in top 20 London commuter towns

15 March 2018By Hatfield 2030news, Uncategorized

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

15 February 2018By Hatfield 2030news

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