Welwyn Hatfield's Development Management Committee, which decides the fate of planning applications, is now due to meet on Thursday 9th September 2021 to discuss the first of the Broadwater Road high rise developments. This will consider the proposed development on the BioPark site, which is planned to be densely packed apartment blocks up to 9 storeys in height.
Having cancelled an earlier meeting the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council website states:
"We have recently received further communications from members of the public and want to allow for further consideration of these before DMC meets.
As there is significant public interest in this application, we are taking the opportunity to consider an alternative venue where the meeting can be held in a safe and Covid-secure way. The meeting was, as usual, scheduled to be webcast but we are aware that some members of the public may still prefer to attend in person.
Please note that any further comments received between now and the new date of the committee will be taken into consideration."
The WGC Society would like as many people as possible who are concerned about the proposed Broadwater Road area planning applications to assemble in the Cherry Tree car park outside the Council Offices at 6:30pm on Thursday 12th September. The Society says "We need to be well behaved and patient, and, we suggest, smartly dressed. We will be together with our friends from the Keep the G in WGC group and the Heritage Trust. We are unlikely to be admitted to the Chamber, so it would be advisable to bring something to sit on, as the plan will be to have as many people outside at the end of the meeting as we can. The meeting will start at 7:30pm and last for at least an hour. We will try to broadcast an audio version of the meeting into the car park so that there will be something to listen to. It is really important that councillors are clear about the weight of opposition there is against these proposals. We hope that as many of you will support us as possible."