Welwyn Garden City Town Centre development

Hertfordshire County Council in partnership with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and supported by WGC BID are developing a scheme to enhance the area around Welwyn Garden City town centre.

Steps in this project

Step 1: Early options

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

We explored potential options for reducing traffic issues and improving the town centre experience for everyone.

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

Step 2: Further consultation (current stage)

During early engagement, 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 2017. This gave us valuable feedback to help us with our plans.

  • Public consultation was open from 21st May to 24th June 2018 where feedback was received via an online tool and email.
  • There were two public events held on 26th May and 11th June 2018
  • Some of the proposals were trialled on site with temporary traffic management and temporary traffic regulation orders from 21st May to 17th June 2018. View our trial plan (PDF 988Kb) Opening in a new window
  • Consultation with stakeholder groups (councillors, council officers, emergency services and user groups) prior to the trial were undertaken prior to the trial/public consultation.

Next steps:

We will now consider the feedback we received during the consultation period.

Changes to the current street regulations will be subject to further consultation through Traffic Regulation Orders.

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 2019/20.

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.