Welwyn Hatfield Draft Local Plan Consultation on Sites promoted through the Call for Sites – May 2019

Welwyn Hatfield Draft Local Plan
Consultation on Sites promoted through the Call for Sites – May 2019

The Draft Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination in May 2017. The independent Inspector, Melvyn Middleton BA (Econ), DipMgmt MRTPI appointed to examine the plan, has already held a number of hearing sessions and has asked the council to investigate if there is any scope for additional housing sites to be identified as the Draft Plan does not meet the objectively assessed need for housing.

The council carried out a Call for Sites in January and February 2019. Over 140 sites were promoted for housing, employment, mixed use or other forms of development.

The council is inviting comments on the sites promoted through the Call for Sites 2019. Consultation is taking place over a six week period, commencing on Tuesday 7th May and ending at 5pm on Tuesday 18th June 2019.

The best way to comment on the promoted sites is online via the consultation portal. A user guide will be available on our website. Once on the portal you can view and download documents, follow the links to the sites promoted in the towns, villages and rural areas within the borough and comment online: http://consult.welhat.gov.uk/portal/planning_policy/consultation_may_2019/local_plan_sites_consultation_may_2019

(Please note, the main council website will be undergoing maintenance over the weekend of 11th and 12th May 2019. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience.  The above link should still work over this period).

Alternatively, you can complete and return a response form by email to localplan@welhat.gov.uk or by post to: Planning Policy, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE.

Please make sure you use a separate form for each site you wish to make comments on and ensure that we receive your comments by 5pm on Tuesday 18th June 2019. Please note we cannot accept late comments.

Copies of the consultation document and response forms are also available at the following locations during normal advertised opening hours.

The Council Offices: The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE. (Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.45 – 17.15; Friday 08.45 – 16.45.

Libraries in Brookmans Park, Cuffley, Hatfield, Welwyn and Welwyn Garden City (Campus West and Woodhall).

Parish and Town Council Offices: Hatfield Town Council, Northaw and Cuffley Parish Council, North Mymms Parish Council, Welwyn Parish Council and Woolmer Green Parish Council. For Essendon Parish Council, Ayot St Lawrence and Ayot St Peter Parish Meetings, no standard opening times apply and you are advised to contact the relevant Parish Clerk.

We look forward to receiving your responses.

Yours sincerely,

Colin Haigh

Head of Planning

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AE
DX30075, Welwyn Garden City 1

www.welhat.gov.uk

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