The council adopted the Welwyn Garden City Town Centre North Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on 7 April 2015. This outlines the council's strategic vision for a development site that lies in the heart of Welwyn Garden City town centre which is known as Town Centre North (see indicative layout plan, below).
The SPD supplements Policy TCR4 of the District Plan which allocates this site for development and requires detailed guidance on the type of design, layout of development and mix of uses (for example, retail, accommodation) for the site. The Welwyn Garden City Town Centre North Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provide this guidance and sets out key design and layout constraints as well as other issues relevant to the site.
Following a review of the consultation responses the council has made some amendments to the document. See the Consultation Statement for the details.
The SPD is accompanied by an Adoption Statement. As the District Plan policy was not subject to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), one has been carried out for the SPD.
Please note that the SPD is a planning guide that sets out the council's vision for the town centre north site, and not a planning application or proposal at this stage.
|The Adoption Statement is required under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.|
|The Consultation Statement details the comments made of the draft SPD, the council's response to the comments, and how the comments have been taken into account.|
|The adopted Welwyn Garden City Town Centre North SPD|
|The Addendum to the Strategic Environmental Assessment prepared for the SPD|