Hitchin is an example of a Town Growth Zone which would be fully developed.

The existing station is a single storey structure, and the areas around it are land used for industrial and storage purposes. These would be redeveloped into the new Centre, with mixed used buildings of several stories.

The historic areas of the pedshed would be protected. Relaxed permitted development rules would encourage development small scale development of the existing housing to accommodate additional population. More housing would be provided by the redevelopment of the exisiting neigbourhood centres to multi storey buildings with shops and services at ground level and apartments above.

Hitchin pedshed shown fully developed as Town Growth Zone.

Hitchin pedshed Area of search for development sites within distance from station. Aerial view of Existing

Average densities

Medium densities