WGC 2120 reaches planning milestone

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has submitted a planning application for Campus West car park, to unlock the potential of other sites across the town centre for redevelopment.

WGC 2120

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has submitted a planning application for Campus West car park, to unlock the potential of other sites across the town centre for redevelopment.

The first step in wider WGC 2120 regeneration plans, the proposals could see the construction of a single deck on the site of the existing surface level car park.

The deck would deliver 156 spaces at Campus West, to help reduce the impact on town centre parking when Campus East closes for redevelopment.

Proposals include 10 electric car charging points and 29 accessible parking spaces. The council would also install new cycle racks outside Campus West and next to the car park to encourage green travel.

This is the first phase of wider WGC 2120 regeneration proposals to deliver new homes, leisure, retail and community spaces in the heart of WGC. Funded by a £6.1m government grant, the project will transform five plots in phases across the north of the town centre.

Cllr Duncan Bell, Executive Member for Resources, said: "The community has helped shape these plans from the start and I'd like to thank everyone who has come along to the public exhibitions or shared their views online.

This is the first step in wider plans that will breathe new life into WGC town centre, delivering flexible commercial space, infrastructure improvements and vibrant public areas to boost footfall and our local economy.

The planning application is available to view at: https://planning.welhat.gov.uk/Planning/Display/6/2021/2207/MAJ

For more information on the WGC 2120 regeneration project, visit: one.welhat.gov.uk/WGC2120