BioPark Planning Meeting This Thursday 9 September at Campus West

Operation Ben made the WHT front page! https://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/campaigners-fight-broadwater-road-plans-8300216 Time to stand up and be counted! Saturday was just the start. Join the main event – the BioPark Planning Meeting on Thursday 9 September 2021 from 6.30pm at Campus West Convene on Campus Roundabout (between Centenary Woodland Garden and road). We are still awaiting arrangements from […]

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Broadwater BioPark Planning MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL 9 SEPTEMBER 2021 BY COUNCIL

Dear Concerned Resident of the Garden City As a local Civic society, the Welwyn Garden City Society are very concerned about what is planned in the Broadwater Road area and, in particular, the THREE Planning applications that have been proposed 1. BioPark ironically called Broadwater ‘Gardens’  2. South Site  3. North Site (Wheat Quarter) Many […]

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73 Bridge Road East (Ex-Land Rover Site)

One-Page Summary Issued to DMC Councillors It was disturbing to read the Council Planning recommendation report for this proposed over-redevelopment of a prominent site. It dismissively notes that ‘much of the surrounding commercial development is of a lower height’. This is the most important factor see street scene below: Bridge Road East: low-rise street scene […]

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BBC News: Elections 2021: Can Welwyn Garden City balance original vision with new housing?

Recent BBC News Piece  on Elections 2021: Can Welwyn Garden City balance original vision with new housing? with a quote from the Society: http://Elections 2021: Can Welwyn Garden City balance original vision with new housing?

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Broadwater Developments: Proposed Population Increases Over Time

This table shows how the proposed population of the Broadwater developments keeps increasing: Why have the developers failed to start building the Planning Permission granted over 3 years ago?

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BioPark Development Increases Concrete City Fear

Plans to turn the BioPark site along Broadwater Road into the latest high rise residential development increase the likelihood of turning Broadwater Road’s west side into a high rise hell. The planned development will include high rise blocks as tall as the present BioPark, but with a greater footprint. 289 new homes are proposed (but […]

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Wheat Quarter High Rise Along Broadwater Road

Let’s remember that the latest proposals for development along Broadwater Road will mean more dwellings, less greenery and greater threat to heritage. One of our members described these proposals as turning our town into “Welwyn Concrete City”. Now there is an additional application to build more homes on the Shredded Wheat site between Hydeway and […]

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Poster Booth Refurbishment Begins

We are pleased to be able to announce that work has now started on the refurbishment of the poster booths in Howardsgate.  Obviously, work is dependent in part on reasonable weather but every effort will be made to ensure that it is completed by early Spring. Residents will be familiar with these booths as for […]

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Welwyn Concrete City

Welwyn Concrete City – that’s how one Society member described plans for development of the Shredded Wheat site along Broadwater Road. Blocks up to 11 storeys high are proposed, with less greenery than initially promised. New proposals have been published recently for the Shredded Wheat and Bio Park sites that will increase the number of […]

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First Zoom Meeting for Members Voted a Success!

Nearly 50 Society members enjoyed Brian Q Love’s presentation on Connected Cities. Brian is an engaging speaker who challenged us to think about how garden city principles might be used to accommodate population growth in the twenty first century. He even suggested that the area stretching along the railway from Stevenage to Potters Bar, incorporating […]

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