You may remember that last summer there was a consultation on the new sites that had been put forward for inclusion in the Local Plan. Last week Parish Councillors met with our Borough Councillors to discuss the outcome of the analysis of these sites. We learned that the site in Heath Road adjacent to Mardley Heath had been rejected and that the Marshalls site and the land adjoining Knebworth had been selected.
Since last Thursday the Borough Council have held a series of meetings to discuss the Local Plan to determine which sites in Welwyn Hatfield should be included. Our planning consultant attended these meetings and Borough Councillor Steve Markiewicz spoke on Woolmer Green's behalf.The outcome was that the Knebworth site should be removed as it joins the two villages.
The Local Plan is now planning for 14,011 dwellings to be built across the Borough by 2036 which is still short of the assessed need of 16,000. It is hoped this will be an acceptable compromise.
You will get a chance to have your say in a consultation that will run for six weeks beginning on 10th February.
All the Borough meetings are available in their webcast library:
UPDATE ON THE LOCAL PLAN
CONSULTATION ON SITES PROMOTED THROUGH THE CALL FOR SITES 2019
Deadline for comments: 5pm Friday 21st June 2019
All Local Plan information can be found here: https://welhat.gov.uk/localplanexamination
PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION
WELWYN HATFIELD DOCUMENTS & LINKS