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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Welwyn Hatfield Councillors E-Mail List: Let Them Know What You Think

Below is a list of all Welwyn Hatfield Councillors e-mails.  Cut and paste into your address box when letting your Councillors what you think. Note: Planning DMC (Development Management Committee) Councillors are at the top of the list When writing on strongly felt planning issues it is better to issue your mail to all Councillors as […]

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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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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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What’s happening with “The Wheat Quarter”?

With only a couple of weeks to go until the towns centenary year and celebrations things seemed to have ground to a halt in the development of the former Shredded Wheat site. Hopes were high that the new landowners would get on with redeveloping the site for 2020, in fact their vision statement set out […]

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New updates added 23rd December

We have just added two new updates to our website, a new page about our the Shredded Wheat redevelopment here, and an update on the Local Plan for the Borough here. You can also read our recent update about the Poster Booths in the town centre and plans to refurbish them by clicking here. Our […]

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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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Plans for the Shredded Wheat site

  The new site owners recently held an exhibition of their  draft plans and vision for the site in the Howard Centre, in advance of a new planning application for the site in the near future. Society members attended the event to find out more. The Society was also given a detailed tour of the […]

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