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ABOVE: An artist's impression of how White Lion Square will look

A £1.2-million pound revamp of Hatfield's town square has been put forward.

Work on White Lion Square is set to include new paving, children's play equipment, seat and the return of the iconic Pearl statue IF plans are given the go ahead.

It's thought she'll sit in front of Peacocks with a plaque explaining her history, and that of the area.

Proposals also include keeping the open area in the middle of the square to accommodate the market and local events.

The work will be funded by a grant from the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The Borough Council is aiming to start in autumn and is expected to take around six months.

Bernard Sarson, Executive Member for Business and Partnerships, said: "We listened to what residents and businesses wanted to see in White Lion Square and how we could make it a space for everyone, where people want to meet with friends, spend time and relax.

It is part of our wider town centre redevelopment plans, and we're excited to bring the project to this next stage and hope to start work in autumn".

:: To view or comment on the application, visit the council's planning portal and enter the reference number 6/2018/0272/FULL

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