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Hertfordshire County Council Consultation       20mph zone in Welwyn Village

Consultation ends 30 November 2023

The aim of the proposal is to make it easier and safer for people walking and cycling and to improve safety for all road users by encouraging vehicle drivers to adopt appropriate and safe speeds.

As part of the proposals, it is also necessary to introduce sections of 40mph “buffer zones” on School Lane and White Hill, and extend the existing 30mph speed limit on Hertford Road, as transitions between National speed limit sections of road and the proposed 20mph zone. 

Supporting documents Consultation plan & Consultation Letter

For more information visit Proposed 20mph Zone Welwyn Village | Hertfordshire County Council

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Local Plan Further Proposed Main Modifications consultation

(12/06/23 to 30/07/23)

Following the recent consultation below, the Inspector has issued a schedule of Further Proposed Main Modifications to the emerging Local Plan. 
Consultation is taking place between Monday 12th June 2023 and Sunday 30th July 2023. 
The Further Proposed Main Modifications can be found to view by visiting

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Local Plan Main Modifications (04/01/23 to 15/02/23)

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is in the process of finalising the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan. The Plan was submitted for Examination on 15 May 2017 and an independent Planning Inspector, appointed by the Secretary of State, examined the Plan during Hearing Sessions held between September 2017 and March 2021. Following the close of the Hearing Sessions, the Council is proposing modifications to the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan. These changes were agreed by full Council on 20 December 2022.

The changes proposed to the Plan evolved throughout the Examination process, before, during, and after the Hearing Sessions. The modifications propose to amend the Submission Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan 2016 so this document must be read alongside the Plan. It can be viewed and downloaded on our website at

The Main Modifications are now being published for consultation.

This consultation runs for six weeks between 4 January and 5pm on 15 February 2023. All consultation documents are available online at:


Welwyn Village Draft Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan (09/11/2022 to 06/01/2023)

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council have a duty to review existing conservation areas in the Borough, as well as consider new designations.  They are running a consultation on the draft appraisal and management plan which has been prepared for the Welwyn village conservation area which:

·       identifies the special character and appearance of the conservation area

·       describes the main features of architectural and historic interest

·       identifies opportunities for beneficial change and the need for additional protection

·       identifies areas which could be considered for removal from the conservation area.


They are keen to hear the views of parish residents, the community and all other stakeholders.


The draft plan is easy-to-follow and both a copy and details of the consultation portal, are downloadable from: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Website or a paper copy can be examined at the Library or the Parish Council Office. We also have paper copies of the consultation response form.

The Consultation is open for responses from Wednesday 9th November 2022 up until Friday 6th January 2023. 


Hertfordshire County Council Consultation for Singlers Marsh 

Closing date for consultation responses, Friday 9th December 2022
An application was made on the 1st July 2022 to HCC to include in the Register of Town or Village Greens the are of land known as Singlers Marsh. 
Representations from local interested parties should be made to to HCC in writing before 5pm on Friday 9th December.


Welwyn West Solar Farm Proposals

Welwyn Parish Council was invited to respond to the outline proposals for a proposed solar farm covering approximately 40 hectares on land located between Ayot St Lawrence and Ayot St Peter. 

WGC Solar Ltd is actively seeking effective stakeholder and community feedback about the project and will be holding open consultation events over the coming months to enable this.