Hatfield, United Kingdom, Europe
 
 
Year1948latitude: 52° 13'
longitude: -2° 36'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationDevelopment Corporation
Nationality initiator(s)U.K.
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants39,000 (2011)
Target population25,000
Town websitehttps://www.welhat.gov.uk/
Town related links
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
"Hatfield was designated alongside Welwyn Garden City, having first been identified for expansion in Abercrombie’s Greater London Plan. The ‘twin’ New Towns, separated by a thin strip of Green Belt, were developed by separate Development Corporations (run by the same personnel). Part of the reason for Hatfield’s designation was to provide housing for the rapidly expanding workforce of the de Havilland Aircraft Company. Following closure of the aircraft factory in the 1990s, the site was used to develop 2,000 homes – and a campus for the University of Hertfordshire and a business park, which together replaced the jobs lost by the closure of the aircraft company. Hatfield town centre has suffered significant decline since the 1990s, which has led to high vacancy levels and a public realm in need of renewal."

source: Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA)
https://www.tcpa.org.uk/hatfield

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