Welwyn Hatfield – new Local Plan goes out to Public Consultation

The new Borough Local Plan takes shape – but what shape?

(If you are not sure what a Local Plan is – go to What is – a Local Plan?)

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has published their proposed new Local Plan for 2011-2031. It was put out for Public Consultation on 23rd January 2015 and Public Consultation runs to 19th March 2015..

To find out what is in the new Local Plan for 2011-2031, go to WHBC Local Plan Consultation.

The Borough is consulting on:

  • how many homes we need to build,
  • where they should go and on which sites and
  • what type of policies are needed.

In order to gather the evidence which is essential to a successful planning process, consultants working with WHBC have analysed the social, economic and environmental impacts of the policy intentions and sites which are set out in the Local Plan Consultation document.

Have your say!

You are all encouraged to take the time to study the Consultation Document, and to complete the associated Response Forms for:

  • the Draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan, (to identify the infrastructure likely to be required to support Local Plan housing growth, and
  • the Sustainability Appraisal.

How to respond?

In order to comment you will need to register your details on the WHBC consultation portal, so do not leave it to the last minute!

Once you’ve registered you will be given a password to ensure your access is secure and that no one else can comment using your name.  Please be aware that this is a public consultation and once your comments have been processed they can be viewed by others.

If you are unable to comment online, you can also email: or write to Planning Policy, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE.

Paper copies of the consultation material will also be available in the council offices and at libraries throughout the borough.

When to Respond?

Your comments have to be received by post, or online, by 5 pm on Thursday 19th March 2015, but the best way to have your say is to comment online at the WHBC website.