The English town of Hatfield is located within the district of Welwyn Hatfield, which is part of Hertfordshire. The town was originally known as Bishops Hatfield. The town is located within the southern part of England. The town of Hatfield forms part of the constituency that is known as Welwyn Hatfield. This constituency also includes the area that is known as Welwyn Garden City. The town of Hatfield is twinned with the Dutch town that is known as Zierikzee and the two towns have been twinned since 1953.
The University of Herfordshire was once known as Hatfield Polytechnic and this site has expanded and been redeveloped. The town of Hatfield has a bright future as over the recent years there has been a lot of redevelopment work undertaken and there is also a lot more planned.
A large part of the airfield was bought by the University and there has been a university built which is known as the de Havilland Campus and it is worth about on hundred and twenty million pounds. The de Havilland Campus has been designed to incorporate a sports village, which is worth about fifteen million. The sports village was opened during September 2003.
The town centre of Hatfield has also undergone a massive redevelopment project and there are more changes that are still planned for this area. There are plans to build another two hundred and seventy five flats and some retail units. There is planning permission in place and compulsory orders to purchase have been approved. The development has been delayed a bit recently due to the global economic recession and there is an active campaign in place to promote the centre of the town. The town of Hatfield has a somewhat oceanic climate.
The town of Hatfield has a range of things in offer including two leisure centres, a cinema complex that has nine screens, a swimming pool and also a factory outlet shopping centre.