The Estate Management Scheme exists to protect the environment and heritage of Welwyn Garden City.

Welwyn Garden City is one of only two garden cities in the country. Due to the quality of the environment, the High Court in 1973 imposed an Estate Management Scheme (EMS) covering most of the town.

Consent is required for certain alterations. This consent is separate from planning permission and building regulation approval, which may also be required.


Areas covered by the Estate Management Scheme

View the Icon for pdf map of the Estate Management Scheme area. If you are situated in the pink area you are covered by the Estate Management Scheme. Alternatively, search our interactive map or check with your solicitor.

The Scheme was introduced under The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 - Icon for pdf original Estate Management Scheme booklet.