Opportunity: Investment

Type: Residential, Commercial

Sectors: Residential, Business Services

The Western Gateway has been identified in the emerging Local Plan as a Special Policy Area where significant new development is being directed.  During 2019 Watford Borough Council will finalise a masterplan for the area which will support the delivery of c. 1000 new homes along with local retail and additional employment opportunities.

Two housing schemes, Ascot Road and adjacent to Tolpits Lane, have already been granted planning permission which will deliver over 500 new homes across the two sites.  Watford Borough Council is working closely with Hertfordshire County Council to develop options for a sustainable public transport scheme utilising the path of the former Metropolitan Line Extension corridor which will improve local connectivity and reduce congestion through to the town centre.  Among the options being considered is a new transport hub at Ascot Road where people will be able to board the new service.

“These schemes bring significant investment to the Western Gateway, a priority area for Watford in the Draft Local Plan as well as much-needed affordable homes for our community. ”

Peter Taylor – Elected Mayor of Watford

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Welcome back to Watford town centre – shop local, stay safe

Watford town centre, and other retail areas across the town, are gearing up to welcome people back as non-essential shops and venues have started to re-open, with a range of measures in place to make sure they can shop safely and with confidence.

Shops and businesses are doing what is needed to keep their staff and customers safe. We are looking forward to welcoming people back to the High Street and other shopping areas across the town. Whilst they may look and feel a bit different, we are all looking forward to a return of some sort of normality, bringing vibrancy back to the town!

Watford businesses have done an amazing job to make sure they can open safely, while we all as individuals should do our part keeping a safe distance from others and washing or sanitising our hands regularly.