Local Plan Protest

Tonight’s important special meeting to vote on the Local Plan housing figures will be available to watch at 7:30PM on the Council website here: https://democracy.welhat.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=186&MId=1431 Scroll down to “View the webcast” Local Plan – Urgent Action Required As reported in the last news bulletin Welwyn Hatfield’s Local Plan for housing is to be considered again […]

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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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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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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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