Hatfield hotel car wash bid rejected

09:51 28 January 2014

Ramada Hotel

Ramada Hotel

Archant

Planners have rejected a bid to open a car wash and valeting service outside a Hatfield hotel – saying it would damage the look of the building.

A bid to put up a canopy outside the Ramada Hotel, in St Albans Road West, was also turned down by officials at Welwyn Hatfield Council.

The decision notice published by the council blamed the scale of the proposed work, and said it would damage the appearance of the building, formerly the Comet Hotel.

It said: “Given the scale, height, design and siting of the proposed canopy, the development would appear as a prominent and incongruous addition within the streetscene.

“In addition, the proposal would result in material harm to the setting and visual amenity of the adjacent Grade II listed building.”

The application documents submitted alongside the bid said: “The proposed car wash would predominantly serve the patrons of the hotel, however the car wash service would not cater solely for existing hotel customers.”

“A number of similar arrangements exist at other hotels and other commercial sites in the area.”

0 comments

More news stories

08:12
Cllr Richard Smith

One Welwyn Hatfield politician has just chalked off a remarkable milestone - half a century of service to the public as their elected representative.

First meeting of new SPACE Welwyn support group for parents of children with ADHD or autism

Three mums from Welwyn Hatfield who started a support group for parents of children with special needs are delighted with the success of their first meeting.

07:12
Police were called to a student party in Hatfield

An all-night party in Hatfield resulted in three visits from police and council officers.

Yesterday, 16:04
Monks Walk School

A Welwyn Garden City school leavers’ day celebrations were cut short and ‘ruined’ after pupils wreaked havoc.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up