Plans to redesign the public space in White Lion Square will be on display in Hatfield town centre next week.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to drop into Number 3c/d Town Centre to view the drawings from 10am-8pm on Wednesday 18 October and 10am-4pm on Saturday 28 October.

The redesign follows a public consultation in early 2015 which sought views on how residents would like to see the space used. It aims to make better use of the area, create a more welcoming environment and drive footfall to shops and businesses in and around the town centre.

Visitors will also be able to view video animations of how the square will look as you move through the town.

It is a further step in the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s multi-million pound transformation of White Lion Square, which has included new shop fronts, lighting and facades, in addition to a major refurbishment programme, including the square’s canopy, 19 flats and White Lion House community and office facilities.

Bernard Sarson, Executive Member for Business and Partnerships, said: “We’ve considered a range of new, modern design features to encourage people to spend time in White Lion Square and enjoy the outside space.

“I really hope people will come to see us on one of these dates, look at the designs and speak to officers about all the positive changes we’re continuing to drive forward in Hatfield.”

A planning application to gain approval for the works is expected to be submitted before the end of the year, with work starting in 2018.