Decision details

Birchall Garden Suburb Masterplan

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The paper set out the minutes from the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel held on 17th August 2023.


Councillor Zukowskyj highlighted he had hoped that there would be an expansion of the green corridor southwards to link with the River Lee river corridor to the south of the site.





The Cabinet agreed that the Birchall Garden Suburb Masterplan, be agreed as a material consideration for Development Management purposes.



Birchall Garden Suburb is a large strategic site to the southwest of Welwyn Garden City straddling the boundary between Welwyn Hatfield and East Hertfordshire. A joint masterplan had been prepared to ensure the site is planned comprehensively to create a new sustainable community incorporating Garden City Principles. The policy position of the adopted East Herts District Plan and emerging Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan is that any application for development should be preceded by, and be consistent with, a masterplan.

Publication date: 07/09/2023

Date of decision: 05/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 05/09/2023 - Cabinet

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