TheIcon for pdf Broadwater Road West Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was prepared to support Policy EMP3 of the District Plan which identifies the site as an area of opportunity for mixed use development. The site covers an area of approximately 16 hectares (40 acres) and is located to the east of Welwyn Garden City railway station.

The SPD was adopted by the council on 2 December 2008. The aim of the document is to set out a clear framework to bring about the sustainable regeneration and redevelopment of the site. The SPD establishes the type, amount and mix of development that should be delivered on the site, as well as identifying design and layout constraints, and other requirements that need to be addressed as part of the redevelopment process: details on design and sustainability initiatives are also provided. 

It is intended that the SPD will assist developers in preparing development proposals for the site and in the submission of planning applications of sufficient quality to meet the requirements of both the council and the local community.

Sustainability Appraisal
The SPD has been prepared with the intention of promoting sustainable development in Welwyn Garden City.

Icon for pdf Sustainability Appraisal (SA) has been carried out in conjunction with the preparation of the SPD: this ensures that the environmental, social and economic implications of the Broadwater Road West SPD have been considered from the start.

Statement of Community Consultation
The Icon for pdf Statement of Community Consultation sets out a summary of all the representations received on the SPD, the issues raised, the council's response to the representations, and any resulting changes to the SPD.