Local Plan newsletter - December 2018

Next steps for Local Plan confirmed


One of the local plan hearing sessions
One of the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan hearing sessions

Welwyn Hatfield has published its latest newsletter setting out the next steps for the borough's Local Plan.

The newsletter recaps a lot of what was covered on this site earlier this month when the independent inspector, Melvyn Middleton, ruled that the council's current plan failed to meet the need for housing.

Chancellor's School transport survey underway

Building plans to be resubmitted when complete


The main entrance to Chancellor's School - image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons

Chancellor's School is waiting for the results of a new transport survey that will assess the likely impact of the proposed expansion of the school on the neighbourhood, in particular in terms of traffic flow and parking. The school hopes the results will be known later this month or early next year.

However a self-appointed group, which claims to have unanimous support of local residents is opposing the plans because "of the likelihood of increased traffic along Pine Grove, George's Wood Road, and at the junction with the Great North Road".

Pine Grove resurfacing could take six days

But the road will close daily for five hours not six


Pine Grove, Brookmans Park, due to be resurfaced from Friday 14 December Image by North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons
Pine Grove, Brookmans Park, due to be resurfaced from Friday 14 December
Image by North Mymms News, released under Creative Commons
Chancellor's School has confirmed that the resurfacing of Pine Grove, Brookmans Park could last until Thursday 20 December, although the school says the work is not expected to take that long.

The road will now be closed to traffic for five hours a day not the six originally thought. Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) had announced Pine Grove would be closed between 09.30 and 15.30, but Chancellor's School has spoken to the council and it's now been agreed that the road will reopen at 14.30 to allow for school traffic.

Pine Grove resurfacing work - road closure details

No vehicle access for six hours a day over five days


Road closure notice on Pine Grove. Image by North Mymms News released under Creative Commons


Hertfordshire County Council has notified residents in Pine Grove, Brookmans Park that the road will be closed for resurfacing work between 09.30 and 15.30 from Friday 14 December for five days.

Cars will not be allowed to use Pine Grove during the work hours, and drivers are asked to move their cars before work starts.