Multi-million pound Westmill regeneration approved

John Barker Place in Hitchin

John Barker Place in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

A MULTI-MILLION pound regeneration project which will build better facilities and more housing on an estate was given the green light last night (Tuesday).

John Barker Place in Hitchin

John Barker Place in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

John Barker Place in Hitchin will have £7m plugged into it to build new shops, a community centre, housing, and a play area, after North Herts District Council’s Cabinet approved the move last night.

It agreed to enter into a development agreement with North Hertfordshire Homes, with works scheduled to begin next summer.

Project funding will be split between the two.

See tomorrow’s Comet for reaction.