Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday 28th April 2021 via Zoom at 7.30pm.

PRESENT: Councillor Linda Mendez (Chairman)

Councillor Richard Brisbin (from consideration of application 6/2021/1033/HOUSE

Councillor Margaret Eames-Petersen

OFFICER: Carrie Lloyd (Town Clerk)

82.            APOLOGIES

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Jackie Brennan and Councillor Hazel Laming.

83.            QUESTION TIME

There were none.


There were none.

85.            APPLICATIONS

Meeting inquorate therefore decisions delegated to the Town Clerk


Application Number





31 Kingsley Court Welwyn Garden City AL7 4HZ

Erection of a single storey rear and side extension and front porch.



12 Deerswood Avenue Hatfield AL10 8RX

Internal alterations to provide 1 x 1 bed flat and 1 x 2 bed flat, erection of ground floor rear extension, insertion of front entrance porch.



11 Cedar Road Hatfield AL10 8NZ

Partial conversion of garage into a study, raising of roof above and insertion of front window (with brick infill) and new garage door in place of existing garage door.



1 Peregrine Way Hatfield AL10 9UP

Erection of two storey front and side extension; conversion of loft to habitable space; insertion of upper floor window on side elevation; and insertion of rooflights.



96 Briars Lane Hatfield AL10 8EY

Single storey front extension and alterations to fenestration on existing first floor front elevation.



41 Selwyn Crescent Hatfield AL10 9NW

Erection of a two storey side extension and installation of rear dormer to facilitate loft conversion.


Cllr Brisbin joined the meeting. Meeting now quorate and decisions made by Members;


29 Garden Avenue Hatfield AL10 8LL

Erection of two storey rear extension.


Concerned at the effect on neighbouring properties.



28 Great North Road Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TJ

Two new dormers on the roof and external elevational treatments


Concerned at the potential for overlooking on neighbouring properties from the dormer windows.



59 Cecil Crescent Hatfield AL10 0HG

Erection of a two storey side extension and removal of existing garage



6 Homestead Road Hatfield AL10 0QL

Erection of 1x dwelling following the demolition of existing outhouse and garage



22 Selwyn Drive Hatfield AL10 9NJ

Retention of single storey outbuilding



379 St Albans Road West Hatfield AL10 9RU

Erection of a single storey rear extension, a two storey rear, front and side extension, a roof extension and insertion of a dormer window


Members consider the roof to be too dominant due to its extension.

The development creates overlooking of adjoining properties, adversely affecting neighbours. The proposed development is out of keeping with neighbouring properties.



36 Holme Road Hatfield AL10 9LF

Demolition of single storey extension and garden shed, erection of single storey front and rear extensions to include alterations to openings on existing side elevation and change of external finish


Members consider the development too close to the neighbouring boundary.



Yodel Delivery Network Hatfield Business Park Frobisher Way Hatfield AL10 9TR

Re-configuration of parking areas to facilitate improved parking provision.




Contact with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council


A Teams meeting was held with Sue Tiley;


  Northaw and Cuffley started their plan some years ago. Ready for consultation and maybe inspection

  Welwyn have recently asked for designation

  For all transport issues Hatfield 2030+ is a good starting point

  Historic interest not necessarily conservation areas as such

  Early consultation with community to make sure that the 4 or 5 ideas the Town Council want to include are indeed the issues the community want to include

  When CIL adopted by WHBC then financial benefit can be used to further some of these issues identified rather than expecting funding always to come from elsewhere.

  Coopers Green Lane cycle link - Hat1 and St Albans link for example is being discussed now other developments must be co-ordinated so suggestions in our plan that are in pipeline from other authorities


Update on the Locality funding for a Neighbourhood Plan


Applications are now open for the 2021/2022 financial year. The amounts are the same as last year but there is a new criteria to do with regenerating high streets. So we need to:

  Apply to the organisation with an Expression of Interest.

  Get a reply from them which opens the application for 15 days.

  Put together a proposal for what money we need and how we would spend it

  Send in that application within 15 days of the reply from the EOI


There are different forms for different funding streams. The high-street funding stream applications close on 17th May. Other streams are ongoing for the year. There is no clear statement of a cap on this funding so applying in June should still get us money. It will have to be spent by March 31 2022

There are numerous documents to read and extensive forms to fill in so this is a substantial undertaking on its own.

Email contact


A dedicated email address has been created which will be used for formal contact between all relevant parties and that can used when we apply to Locality for money, etc.


List of contacts


A list of names of people who may be able in some way to contribute to the project has been compiled. There has been no contact with them yet.


Cllr Eames-Petersen wished to include High Streets in the Plan to enable the Town Council to gain maximum funding, whereas Cllr Brisbin wished to see Community Projects receive greater emphasis. Cllr Mendez requested that infrastructure and parking be given priority.


Members understood that any change to the Terms of Reference of the Neighbourhood Plan would require a decision by Council.


DATE OF NEXT MEETING - Wednesday 2 June 2021 at 7.30pm


CLOSED 8.40pm