Lovell has signed a development agreement with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) to deliver a £45 million regeneration programme in the heart of South Hatfield in Hertfordshire.
The High View neighbourhood centre, which dates from the 1950s, will be redeveloped with brand-new shops and homes, including affordable homes and properties for sale.
Pending planning approval, construction work is expected to start in summer 2019 on the first phase of the scheme.
The overall redevelopment of the local shopping centre and the nearby Hollyfield former garage site will provide in the region of 150 new homes. The scheme will deliver a policy compliant affordable homes provision.
Councillor Bernard Sarson, Executive Member for Regeneration at WHBC, said: “A lot is already happening to make Hatfield a more attractive place for shoppers, residents and retailers, and it’s great to see this programme making progress which will help to improve the neighbourhood with brand new shops and housing, including affordable homes.”
Lovell Regional Managing Director Richard Vining commented: “We’re extremely pleased to be moving forward with this important scheme which will deliver a significant programme of renewal for South Hatfield. Our team will continue to work in close partnership with the local community and with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council as we shape a fresh future for this key location, drawing on our team’s regeneration expertise to deliver much-needed homes and new retail space.”
Residents are invited to attend a public exhibition of the current proposals for the development. For more information visit www.highviewconsultation.com
Image: An artist’s impression of the new development