Over the next 10 years Hatfield town centre will be redeveloped to help attract new businesses and provide more jobs for local people. As part of this work Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council will be consulting with residents and businesses about the parking arrangements in Hatfield in readiness for a new multi storey car park

March 2021:


The Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel (CPPP) met on 4th March to consider all objections, alongside the report by parking services. CPPP recommended to Cabinet to proceed with the proposed restrictions. 
Further details, including the report presented, can be found at: https://democracy.welhat.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=266&MId=1207&Ver=4 


The council's Cabinet met on 6th March and approved the recommendation. Details of that meeting can be seen here: https://democracy.welhat.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=151&MId=1202&Ver=4 

The off street Order has now been sealed to introduce the parking restrictions in Dog Kennel Lane, Kennelwood Lane and The Common car parks from 17th May 2021. The multi storey until that date is open with no restrictions or charges. Icon for pdf Hatfield car park plans for new restrictions 2021

The notice of making of Order was advertised in the Welwyn Hatfield Times on Wednesday 24th March 2021 and notices placed on lamp-posts near the affected car parks.

Signage works will take place during April and May dependant on weather conditions.

The B05 parking bays in Kennelwood Lane car park will stop as of 17th May, and a season ticket or pay and display ticket would be required to park in any bay in the car park. 

Season ticket applications will reopen on Tuesday 4th May 2021. When applying, please select the road name ".car park season tickets" and then use the property name box to choose the car park you require.  You do not need to input the business or residential address, as we will check eligibility through the proofs uploaded. Season tickets are priced at £50 for 3 months or £200 for a year.  The same costs apply regardless of job role or employer. 
Only local workers and residents inside the town centre will be able to purchase a season ticket and is not available for shoppers or non-town commuters. 

The season tickets will be paperless and link directly to the registration applied for. Each season ticket needs to be applied under its own permit account linked to the driver's name, and is limited to one season ticket per account. When setting up an account, please ensure you link it to an email address you can access, and some email providers may filter the activation email sent from our permit system into spam/junk folders. We will have an initial cap on season tickets in each of the car parks to manage demand to ensure season ticket holders can park where they have paid for. 
To apply after 4th May, please visit https://welhat.nsl-apply.co.uk/

We will be in contact with existing B04 permit holders over the next month to ascertain parking needs and to manage car park demand. We will then carry out the work required to run the season ticket for the time left on the permit(s) at no additional cost. 


A list of frequently asked questions can be viewed at: https://one.welhat.gov.uk/Hatfield-parking-FAQ S


13th January 2021: 

A multi-storey car park has been constructed in The Common for Hatfield Town Centre. Built to consolidate surface level car parking, freeing up sites elsewhere for new homes, shops and leisure, the multi-storey is part-funded through a £4.8m Local Growth Fund contribution from the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).The multi-storey will provide approximately 420 new spaces on site. Link Drive car park, as well as the temporary car parks of Fourways and Wellfield Road will close in due course. https://one.welhat.gov.uk/Hatfield-parking-FAQS

As part of the process, new parking restrictions are being proposed in The Common multi-storey, Kennelwood Lane and Dog Kennel Lane car parks. It follows a parking survey carried out with local businesses which revealed 70% of customers need to park for under three hours, in line with the town's current time limit restrictions. However, local businesses also wanted greater flexibility to enable people to stay for longer periods than most restricted spaces currently allow. The new charges would reflect Hatfield remaining the only town in Hertfordshire to offer free parking for up to 3 hours.

Icon for pdf Letter sent to Hatfield Town Centre properties 



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (pursuant to arrangement made with Hertfordshire County Council) proposes to make the an Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. 

Full details of the proposals are contained in the draft Order, the plans and the statement of reasons for proposing which may be inspected below.  A copy of the documents can also be sent via post during this period upon request

General enquiries relating to the Order should be referred to Matthew McCann, Parking Services Team Leader, Council Offices, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE. Tel: 01707 357000. Email: parking@welhat.gov.uk

Objections to the proposals should be made in writing via post to Durk Reyner, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AE OR by email at parking@welhat.gov.uk by Friday 5th  February 2021, stating the grounds on which they are made.

Icon for pdf Notice of Intent - Hatfield Car Parks

Icon for pdf Statement of Reasons - Hatfield Car Parks 2021

Icon for pdf Draft Hatfield Car Parks 2021 Order

Icon for pdf The Common Ground Floor Overall Restrictions Plan

Icon for pdf The Common First and Second Floor Restrictions Plan

Icon for pdf The Common Third Floor Restrictions Plan

Icon for pdf Kennelwood Lane Overall Restrictions Plan

Icon for pdf Dog Kennel Lane Paid Parking - Season Tickets Restrictions Plan


Any objections will be considered and put forward to the Council's Cabinet Planning Parking Panel in a report alongside Parking Services response to the points. The CPPP will take place on 4th March 2021, and will be shown online at: www.welhat.gov.uk/committees/watch

Any approved parking restrictions would likely take effect in May 2021.


Wellfield Road

Below is documents relating to the proposed restrictions in Wellfield Road, Hatfield, which were advertised in August 2019. No objections were made to the proposals, and delegated authority was issued to make the 2 Traffic Regulation Orders. From 2nd March 2020, the slip road of Wellfield Road will have new parking restrictions come into force, including disabled bay, loading bays, loading prohibition on double yellow lines.

Icon for pdf Sealed Order relating to Disabled Bay, loading bay and 2 hour limited waiting bay

Icon for pdf TRO for Wellfield Road - Loading/Unloading Ban


August 2019: Proposed parking restrictions have been advertised in the Welwyn Hatfield Times, any objections must be made by Thursday 19th September 2019.

Icon for pdf Wellfield Road - Plans

Icon for pdf Notice of Intent - Wellfield Road 2019

Icon for pdf Wellfield Road - Statement of Reasons

Icon for pdf Wellfield Road - TRO (Loading Restriction)

Icon for pdf Wellfield Road TRO (Loading Bay, Disabled Bay, 2 hours bays)