Economist article: ‘The fight to preserve a pioneering planned town- the NIMBYs are right this time’.

Link to Economist article: ‘The fight to preserve a pioneering planned town- the NIMBYs are right this time’.  [You have to sign up but it is then free to read a number of articles] https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/04/17/the-fight-to-preserve-a-pioneering-planned-town

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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: South Site – New Annotations of Images That Show Changes

The implications of the proposed changes on the Broadwater sites are (deliberately?) very hard to identify.  Annotated key images of the South Site showing the lost green spaces and new building block infills are below. Comments on the North site have been good, but alone they are not enough. Please register your comments on the […]

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Broadwater North Site: Impact of Proposed Density Increases

This annotation shows the impact of the proposed density increases on the North site: The changes to the building heights are annotated on this plan: Source documents: North Site Planning Application DAS (Design Access Statement) There is a previous post on how to object with weblinks and suggested text.  Wake up Welwyn Garden: Enough is […]

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Broadwater Developments Site Overview

There are 4 separate sites on the Broadwater Development (see Site Plan below): BioPark (old Roche Building) – Planning Application open for comment North Site by the Wheat Quarter  – increased Planning Application open for comment South Site by MTVH – increased Planning Application open for comment South Site Phase 1 by MTVH – under construction […]

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Object now to the latest Broadwater Road (Shredded Wheat) proposals

PLEASE ACT NOW!! The sky SHOULD NOT be the limit for the Shredded Wheat site. We shouldn’t allow the  Wheat Quarter “reach for the sky” if we are to keep the Garden City a ‘Garden’ City. The developer’s new plan seeks to build a mini-metropolis in the heart of our town. Have your say now! […]

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Shredded Wheat planning application

The main planning application for the redevelopment of the Shredded Wheat site can be found HERE. The Society has now submitted it’s own responses into the consultation, they can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: WGC Society SW Response 620180171MAJ Of the many documents  submitted for this application those below are informative and give […]

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Shredded Wheat Demolition

In recent weeks we’ve watched  areas of the former Shredded Wheat factory site be razed and cleared. This week they’ve begun nibbling away at the silos, surely one of the most iconic and certainly one of the oldest structures in the town. Judging from the comments on social media many residents are unhappy about it, […]

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Development Consultation Forum – Former Shredded Wheat Site

The Society has received the below message from WHBC, it details a public event in the near future (Monday Next) where the site owners will present their vision for the site, to coincide with a new planning application. This will be an early opportunity for residents to view their plans and presumably ask questions about […]

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