KMA has performed a key role, as part of the Nexus-Broadway Malyan team, in soliciting and analysing the community and stakeholder contributions to Hatfield Vision 2030+. Sponsored by Welwyn Hatfield Council, Hertfordshire LEP and Hertfordshire University, the brief was to develop a vision and range of transformational projects for this former New Town, built up from the views of local people, institutions and the business sector.
Our staged engagement process had to involve a wide range of stakeholders, and these were carefully planned to involve thoughtful inputs of residents and visitors, students and school pupils, traders and lecturers, developers and politicians. Our futures process drew inputs from over 800 people helped by our presence at the Galleria shopping mall, university, schools and youth clubs, car boot sales, Jimmy Mac Centre and the wonderful outdoor Halloween festival in the town centre.
The diverse range of ideas and suggestions are now being crafted by the planning and design team into a vision and strategy, with key improvement projects, which will be presented to the community in the New Year.