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Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust

SaveWGC: BioPark Appeal

Help us fight inappropriate development in Welwyn Garden City! The owners of BioPark have submitted a Planning Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. We urgently need to raise funding for professional planning support and win!
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In September 2021 the planning application for the BioPark was rightly rejected by the Council. They have now appealed to the Planning Inspectorate and a Planning Inquiry will take place. We must ensure the Planning Inspectorate comes to the same decision as the Council.

It will be a Planning Inquiry, a formal process with planning barristers, expert witnesses and around 8 days of evidence. Keep the G, together with WGC Heritage Trust, have therefore appointed a Planning Consultant to help us put forward the best possible case and win.

But we need your help to fight the appeal. If it is successful it will allow the building of up to 9 storey high tower blocks on the site. The funds are needed urgently as the appeal process has already begun.

Please give as generously as you can to help Keep the G in WGC, together with WGC Heritage Trust, fight these proposals and safeguard what we love about this town.

Here's just a few of the proposed design for BioPark - completely inappropriate for Welwyn Garden City's heritage and ethos.

Be part of the fight... You will make a difference!

Howard said

The people of the Garden City will not for a moment permit the beauty of their city to be destroyed by the process of growth. The town will grow, but it will grow in accordance with a principle which will result in this - that such growth shall not lesson or destroy, but ever add to its social opportunities, to its beauty, to its convenience.

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Thank you for all your support already, we really couldn't do it all without you.

WGC Heritage Trust and Keep the G in WGC x

A bird's eye view of the proposed development, with the railway to the left looking north

The few houses proposed on the site, with a poor design and entirely inappropriate to the town

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