BROADWATER ROAD PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Saving WGC Matters
WGC still exemplifies the physical, social and cultural planning ideals of the period in which it was conceived and built. It was designed to combine the benefits of the city and the countryside – to be the ‘perfect town’. We want to be able to continue to celebrate and defend these principles and achievements. Too many applications do not genuinely promote this quality of life.
Overcrowded housing planned in one part of Welwyn Garden City, Peartree Ward
Welwyn Garden City has evolved in unique and distinctive ways.
We want to fight the trend where developers create extended suburbs of London.
We do not want high rise, high density building to become the norm.
Those who come to live in new developments do not want large numbers of small, dark and densely situated flats, where natural light is squeezed out and green space obliterated....
BROADWATER ROAD DEVELOPERS HAVE APPLIED TO BUILD UP TO 10 STOREYS HIGH THROUGHOUT THE THREE SITES ON THE "SHREDDED WHEAT" SITE.
BUT THE COUNCIL’S OWN POLICY (ACCORDING TO THE “MASTERPLAN”) SAYS '5 STOREYS MAXIMUM.'
Live planning applications
Developers have targeted WGC, as the perfect place to put profits first by building large numbers of flats which threaten to completely change the design and life style which has attracted many families to our unique Garden City. Read our information about the sites that Keep the G in WGC has chosen to object to and campaign against.
Together they plan nearly 3000 flats - and just 9 houses. This does not meet the Council’s own housing needs assessment. It’s making it worse. Your help is needed today, so please act before it’s too late.
The 3 separate sites, each with their own plan, are:
The Biopark, planning application 6/2020/3420/MAJ
Wheat Quarter Southside – south of Hydeway, planning application 6/2021/0671/MAJ
WE DO NOT WANT TO BE LIKE INNER LONDON!
We want to remain a world-famous Garden City.
If you care about the Garden City, take urgent action today. Together we are stronger and will be able to influence the decisions that are taken. You can.....
Write to Planning@welhat.gov.uk with your concerns and objections
Call or email your ward Councillors
Email your MP eg. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell your friends and neighbours
Join in collective events
Question: What do Kentish Town, Colindale, Kings Cross, Tower Hamlets, Holloway, Hackney Central and Dalston all have in common?
Answer: They will all have a considerably lower population density than Broadwater Road West, in light of the revised local plan figures accepted at council on the 26th January!
That's right - all of these renowned centres of high urban population will be less dense than the main road through our town.
The latest plans show 2,003 dwellings on Broadwater Road...that means up to 5000 people! …
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Our Mission Statement:
"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 that they complement, enhance and reflect Garden City principles, values and heritage”