Welwyn Garden City Town Centre development

We're working closely with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council developing a scheme to enhance the area around Welwyn Garden City Town Centre.

We're proposing to improve pedestrian and cycling areas and new road layouts in places.

Steps in this project

Step 1: Early options (current stage)

In 2014, we conducted an investigation into traffic circulation issues in Welwyn Garden City town centre.

We're exploring potential options for reducing traffic issues and improving the town centre experience for everyone.

We developed different options for the scheme which we shared with local residents and businesses.

Since then we've continued to develop options. View our latest draft plans (November 2017).

Step 2: Further consultation

We consulted with local businesses, user groups, and the public in July 2017. This included two public exhibition days at the Howard Centre on the 22 and 24 July. This gave us valuable feedback to help us with our plans.

All views fed back to us will be considered as we develop our proposals.

If the scheme continues:

  • We'll send residents and local businesses a survey in the post if you live near the area in early 2018
  • We'll also consult with other stakeholder groups (councillors, council officers, emergency services and user groups) in early 2018
  • We'll consult on any changes to current street regulations (such as double yellow lines and one-way systems) through Traffic Regulation Orders in mid-2018

Step 3: Outline and detailed design

Once all consultations have been completed, we'll progress our designs.

Step 4: Construction

Subject to funding, we'll look to start work on the scheme in 2018/19.

We may trial temporary road layouts before any work takes place to assess our proposal.

We'll do everything we can to minimise disruption during construction. All businesses will keep access to their premises.


For more information about the project:

Email welwyngardencitytowncentre@hertfordshire.gov.uk.