This study provides an assessment of the main town centres - Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield as well as the smaller centres in the borough, and assesses the future need for retail, commercial, leisure and other town centre uses.

It provides projections of retail floorspace capacity to 2021, 2026 and 2032.  It was commissioned to provide a full update to all aspects of the original assessment carried out in 2007 and its subsequent, partial updates.

The updates should be read in conjunction with the 2007 study - see below.

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Welwyn Hatfield Retail and Town Centre Needs Assessment Update 2016
Welwyn Hatfield Retail and Town Centre Needs Assessment Update 2016
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Retail and Town Centre Needs Assessment 2007
Retail and Town Centre Needs Assessment 2007
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Welwyn Hatfield Retail Needs Assessment Update 2010
Welwyn Hatfield Retail Needs Assessment Update 2010
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Retail and Town Centre Needs Assessment Update 2012
Retail and Town Centre Needs Assessment Update 2012
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Welwyn Hatfield Retail Study Update - August 2012
Welwyn Hatfield Retail Study Update - August 2012