Call for Sites Consultation- INFO HERE

Deadline for comments 18th June

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council draft Local Plan consultation on sites promoted through the Call for Sites 2019

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council are running the above consultation to identify further housing sites to address the gap identified in their draft Local Plan.

A number of sites have been identified in Welwyn Parish and we are encouraging as many residents as possible to respond to above consultation.

 Deadline for comments is 5pm Tuesday 18 June 2019

To reply you can submit online via the consultation portal or fill in the comments form available on the Borough website, Borough Offices at  The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE, or from Welwyn Parish Council Offices at Lockleys Drive, Welwyn AL6 9Nt between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Please email completed responses to or drop off at the Borough Offices.

Information on the consultation can be found on _ sites_2019

We would recommend responses cover relevant planning issues, such as the impact of development on infrastructure (schools, roads, pollution) as the effect on personal issues (such as house values) will not be taken into consideration.

If you require advice before responding please look at the Borough Council website

Welwyn Parish Council are holding a Planning and Licensing Committee meeting on Thursday 13th June 2019 at 7.30pm at the Council Offices in Lockleys Drive AL6 9NT to agree its response to the Call for Sites consultation.


Welwyn Parish Council are aware of the fly tipping incident at Welwyn Cemetery 28-29 May. The items are to be removed on Friday 7 June. Please report any incidents of flytipping at and if you witness an incident call 999.


ATM update

At our Annual Parish Assembly on 17th April we took a survey of those present on their preferred locations for the suggested ATM sites as put forward by Barclays Bank:

  1. Civic Centre building (0 votes)
  2. Barclays Bank building in church Street (2 votes)
  3. Disused toilets in Lockleys Drive (0 vote)

Welwyn Parish Council  also suggested two further location for an external ATM – the Civic Centre grounds (1 vote) and High Street Car Park (59 votes).

The Parish Office has also received emails and calls from individuals on the subject of an ATM in the village – 14 were in favour of an ATM at the Civic Centre, 7 were in favour of one in the High street and one did not want an ATM at the Civic Centre.

Welwyn Parish Council continue to liaise with Barclays Bank to support the installation of an ATM in the village and have updated Barclays with the results of the above information.

We will update this website with further news on the ATM as its received.


Welwyn Parish is located in central Hertfordshire and has a population of approximately 10,000. The Parish boundary follows the old Great North Road (now B197), the A1M motorway and parallel London-York-Edinburgh railway.  The parish comprises the village itself, Digswell, Oaklands and Mardley Heath.

Welwyn Parish Council provides a variety of venues for hire (please visit for more information), sports pitches, recreation and play areas, car parks, a cemetery, and  allotments. The Council also maintains public footpaths, open spaces, churchyards.

Welwyn Parish Council is the first tier of local government and has an important role to play in promoting the village and outlying settlements, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups and residents within the community. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is the second tier of local government and is responsible for services including housing, environmental services and strategic planning policies for all development (including housing and employment sites). Finally, Hertfordshire County Council is the third level of local government and is responsible for highways, relating to both roads and footways (pavements), education, health and social services, public rights of way and libraries.

Welwyn Parish Council prides itself for its strong community spirit with a wide range of clubs and organisations meeting regularly to support the village. To facilitate this Welwyn Parish Council considers applications for support from the community in the form of the Community Grant Scheme, available to projects, charities or community activities which are expressly supporting the residents and community of Welwyn Parish (covering Welwyn, Digswell, Oaklands and Mardley Heath). For more information on our Community Grant Scheme process please click here.

Our aim is to serve and respond to the needs of the community by:

  • providing a strong and independent voice for the community,
  • to safeguard and enhance the traditions, character and identity of the Parish,
  • to promote the Parish as a clean, safe, welcoming and vibrant place to live and work,
  • to provide high standards and cost effective services, and
  • to work in partnership with others to achieve for all.

Timetable of meetings