A planning application has been submitted for three news flats in Welwyn Garden City town centre.

The plans, submitted by Viewbridge Properties Ltd, propose the "erection of an additional storey to accommodate three residential units" at 31A Howardsgate.

According to the plans, the new flats will be a mix of one-bedroom and two-person single occupancy units, and despite another storey being added, "the existing fabric, features and architecture of the building are to be retained".

"Great care has been taken to design the scheme so that it enhances the existing building while also providing additional flat accommodation," a planning and design statement reads.

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"The existing roof structure and form sits over the existing facing brick façade. It is proposed that the replacement mansard construction will sit largely in replacement of the existing roof so as to be no more impactful than that within the existing street scene.

"The scale will be similar to that of the existing building and no more onerous to the existing immediate buildings.

"The scale of new architectural elements have been designed so as to relate to the existing building styling."

The planning application is currently under consultation, and you can comment until May 15.

To view the plans and have your say, visit planning.welhat.gov.uk and search 6/2024/0613/FULL.