We, the undersigned, petition the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to uphold the Restrictive Covenant in place upon the land at the junction of the Wades and Acacia St in Hatfield, to keep it as a much needed Place of Worship and community facility in South Hatfield. The Covenant should not be breached since the site has been in continuous use as a church from the time South Hatfield was planned and built, and it is still much-needed. The purpose of the Covenant is to protect this provision by preventing residential development of the land. The covenant should be upheld because: 1. Other local churches are in need of church buildings, are willing to purchase it and continue its use as a Place of Worship. 2. The building is in good condition, with modern facilities and is easy to maintain and repair. 3. Demolition of the church would leave a void in South Hatfield and result in an unnecessary loss of local community facility. 4. The local housing target has been met and there is a greater need locally for this building as a church than more flats.