KEEP THE G in WGC

The core group of Keep the G, has developed a mission statement to share with you, which

we hope will explain our aims and bring more people along with us on our journey.

"We are a community group focussed on working with residents, developers and the local authority to ensure that new developments offer sustainable and tangible benefits to Welwyn Garden City, and they complement, enhance and reflect Garden City principles, values and heritage”

TO ACHIEVE THIS WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.....

WHAT YOU CAN DO THIS MONTH TO PROTECT & SUSTAIN WGC

  • We are attending the WGC Vintage Festival on Saturday to raise money for the appeal. We are holding a raffle, as well as some games and activities, we have some great prizes, including a meal for two at Pizza Express, Tickets to The Barn Theatre, Beauty Packs and more. Look forward to seeing you.

  • The BioPark Appeal process is underway; Please contribute to funding

  • Share the campaign messages with friends and neighbours

  • Write up your concerns and views on social media and in the press, to ensure that your councillors, the inspectorate and developers are clear about the number of us who are opposed to the plans.

  • Tell your friends and neighbours about what is being proposed

  • View the developers websites and applications, to understand what they are proposing. Identify how these proposals run counter to local and national design recommendations and guidelines.

  • Let us know how you think the plans will adversely effect our town forever?

Calendar

BIOPARK APPEAL LODGED

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To fight the appeal using expert advocates, witnesses and advice we need to raise immediate funds.

www.savewgc.org.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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Live planning applications

Developers have set their sights on WGC and many seek to build inappropriately high density housing in the second Garden City. Read our information about the sites that Keep the G in WGC has chosen to object to and campaign against.

BIOPARK

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Ten councillors voted to reject the BioPark proposal, and only three councillors supported the proposal. It is  worth noting that none of the three represent Welwyn Garden City; two are from Hatfield, and the chairman represents Brookmans Park and Little Heath.

WHEAT QUARTER SOUTHSIDE

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This site was originally awarded consent in 2018 for 648 units, as part of the hybrid Shredded Wheat site. The new owner, MTVH, submitted a new application for an additional 291 units. Learn more about this application.

KEEP THE G IN WGC

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We support Ebenezer Howard’s vision to welcome everyone building a diverse community, living alongside people from all backgrounds. The design principles were based on living in peace, friendship and the ability to enjoy each other’s company. Residents celebrated art, culture, and a shared love and appreciation of beautiful natural surroundings.

Tree-lined streets and an abundance of green space made it possible for all to enjoy the dream.

WHEAT QUARTER NORTH

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The Shredded Wheat North site was originally awarded planning consent to develop 811 units in 2018. In 2021 the developer submitted a new application for an additional 419 units and is in the process of amending that application yet again. Learn more about this application.

DONATE / VOLUNTEER

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We are a small community group and receive no public funding. Everything we have achieved already has been done through donations and volunteering by people like you. Find out how you can get involved and support us in spreading the word.

IN THE PRESS

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Keep the G continues to raise awareness and interest in major new planning applications which are inappropriate for WGC in terms of size, density, design and negative effect on the world’s Second Garden City. Read our comments, relevant articles and objections shared with other groups.

COMMUNITY PROTEST

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