Proposals for future developments in Welwyn Garden City town centre
(4th March 2002)
In January 2002, Welwyn Hatfield Council held a public exhibition on options for future development in Welwyn Garden City town centre. The exhibition was held on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 January in the Howard Centre.
The exhibition helped to address some of the following issues:
- what are the choices facing the future of the town centre
- why the Council believes development is necessary in the town centre
- how could new development be accommodated
- how new open space could be created
- how traffic could be managed and the centre made more pedestrian friendly.
Councillor Colin Croft, Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee said:
“We are in the process of reviewing the Plan for the district. Welwyn Garden City town centre is vital to the life of the local community and the new Plan must make sure it continues to be successful. We believe there will be a need for further development in the town centre over the next 10 years and the purpose of the exhibition is to show how this might happen. It will help to inform the next stage of the Plan, so please come along and give us your views.”
As well as the exhibition, Councillor Croft explained that over the next 3 weeks the Council would be talking with retailers and businesses in the town centre, and meeting with people who commented on the original Plan.
The exhibition was located on the ground floor of the Howard Centre in the area outside Marks and Spencer. Questionnaires were available for people to give their views. These must be returned to the Council by 15 February.
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