The Harpenden Town Council Mission Statement - To promote the area as a place to live, a place to work, a place to invest and a place to visit
A- A A+

Affordable Housing Development at the former Westfield Allotment site

24 affordable new homes are currently being built next to Westfield Recreation Ground in Harpenden. The new homes will provide much-needed affordable high-quality residencies for social and affordable rent, and shared ownership. The new homes will assist local families on the housing register, and help people get on the housing ladder. The development will also provide allocated parking and an attractive landscaped environment. A priority in Harpenden’s Neighbourhood plan, the development of the former Westfield Allotment is set to be completed in Spring 2022.

Registered Housing Provider, Catalyst, was appointed to build the new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership. The housing association acquired the site from Harpenden Town Council in 2018 and, with appointed contractor Taylor French Developments, they are jointly delivering the much-needed affordable new homes for local people.

Working with Harpenden & District Local History Society and Harpenden Town Council, Catalyst has named a new road ‘Rolt Close’ after a local man who lost his life in the First World War. Rolt Close will be the residential road on housing association Catalyst’s development of 24 affordable new homes at Roan Place, next to Westfield Recreation Ground in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, which is due to complete in December.

Herbert Robert Rolt was born in Harpenden in 1898 and lived in the town with his parents. He went on to serve as a private in the 2nd Battalion Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment and was wounded in battle in Italy and was repatriated but sadly died of his wounds at the tender age of 20. He is buried in St Nicholas churchyard in the town. Also reflecting Harpenden’s history, Catalyst has named the development Roan Place after the town’s link with horseracing.

For further information, and to register interest, visit:

Photographs of development site September 2021.

Westfield Development

Last updated about 1 year ago