New town centre facilities given the go-ahead

24 July 2019By Hatfield 2030news, Uncategorized

A bigger, better library, offering a wider range of community activities and events, is coming to Hatfield in a brand new location at the heart of the town centre. It follows an agreement between Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to move the library to the former Poundworld unit, in White Lion … Read More

High View regeneration reaches planning milestone

6 June 2019By Hatfield 2030news, Uncategorized

Lovell has submitted a planning application for the £45m regeneration of High View neighbourhood centre in Hatfield. The area, which dates from the 1950s, is set to be transformed by providing new places and spaces for people to live, work, meet and shop. The scheme is expected to deliver: 150 new homes, including 25% affordable … Read More

Hatfield 2030+ shortlisted in national planning awards

20 March 2019By Hatfield 2030news

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

Work starts in Hatfield town centre!

6 March 2019By Hatfield 2030news

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

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