Our Local Plan has now been submitted for examination. Hearing sessions can be viewed online here.

Core Strategy Issues and Options

The first stage in the production of the Core Strategy was to consult on the Issues and Options facing the borough. Issues and Options consultation took place from 4 March to 11 May 2009.

Community consultation in Hatfield Town Centre

The pdf icon Core Strategy Issues and Options [2MB] is a comprehensive document which includes details of research and analysis, and findings from public consultation on the planning challenges facing Welwyn Hatfield. 


As well as publishing the consultation document a series of drop-in exhibitions were held throughout the borough and beyond.  These were attended by over 1,000 people.


In response to the consultation we received over 6700 comments which are now available to view by following the link to the consultation document.

Details of the consultation carried out and responses received to the consultation are set out in the pdf icon Core Strategy Issues and Options Consultation Statement [7MB]

Consultation was carried out with Gypsies and Travellers and this is set out in pdf icon Core Strategy Issues and Options Gypsy & Traveller consultation [79KB].

Join the consultation database

If you would like to be involved in the Core Strategy as it progresses, please join the online consultation database.  You can also email your details to Planning Policy or telephone 01707 357532.

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