The poster booths that stand in Howardsgate have a complicated legal history. Currently, the land on which they stand has reverted to the Crown Estate. This explains why they have been neglected for so long and complicates any proposal about their future. The Society believes that their loss to the town as an act of […]
JD Wetherspoons have until February 22nd 2017 to appeal their planning application which was refused by WHBC in August 2016. It is currently unknown if JD Wetherspoons intend to put in an appeal.
You may have heard that the application by J D Wetherspoon to turn 22 Parkway into a pub was again unanimously rejected by councillors on the Development Management Committee (previously known as the Planning Committee) at a meeting held on Thursday evening. This second application was notable for the fact that it did not specify […]
Over the years we have been applying pressure on Tarmac to open up Panshanger Park as they are duty bound under the terms of a planning permission granted to them by Hertfordshire County Council to extract gravel from the park. Slowly the park is being opened up but ever so slowly. This photograph shows members […]
We have prepared a guide to outline the planning laws relating to Welwyn Garden City, explaining how they came about and why they continue to be necessary. This guide explains how ‘planning’ is more complex in Welwyn Garden City and why these laws are still important to the town. To see the guide, please click here.
Residents will be well aware of the poster booths in Howardsgate, which are suffering from real neglect. This is the result of complex ownership and the fact that the economics of posters have long since changed and taken a turn for the worse. The Society has now set up a project team to apply to […]
The Society makes a submission to the Commons Select Committee on the Operation of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
The Society has just made a submission on the Commons Select Committee which is examining the operation of the new planning laws. The submission focusses on Section 52 of the NPPF which is intended to foster the building of garden cities as a means of delivering large numbers of new homes to people. As the […]
We would like to let all Visitors to our website know that 8 years of Newsletters can now be read in our “Newsletter Archives” near the bottom of the contents menu on the right hand side. Or simply click here to be taken to that page. Our Members have been enjoying the Society Newsletters over the […]
The Trees and Woodland Strategy consultation has now closed on the WHBC website. As of now none of the comments made by members of the public are visible. Comments were visible during and after consultations on previous documents put out for review using this software system. Why this is no longer the case now we […]