A planning application has been submitted to build a Safestore unit and warehouses in Welwyn Garden City.

The proposals, submitted by Safestore Properties Ltd, would see the Norton Building in Bridge Road East demolished and redeveloped with three units, associated car and cycle parking, landscaping and associated works.

"The larger of the three buildings has been designed to accommodate end user Safestore, who provide self storage solutions," the planning and design statement reads.

"The remaining two buildings will seek to supplement demand for small and medium commercial space for both local and non local businesses.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Warehouse units for businesses are included in the plans.Warehouse units for businesses are included in the plans. (Image: Jefferson Sheard Architects)

"The arrangement of buildings within this zone aims to foster a small business community, offering a variety of unit sizes and accompanying service areas. Buildings will be positioned to face outward, promoting interaction and avoiding the isolation of neighbouring structures.

"The design and layout of the redevelopment is thoughtfully tailored to accommodate the requirements of these users, incorporating industry recognised standards, appropriate service yard sizes, clear internal heights to the haunch levels, and the capacity within the site’s service network to meet diverse operational needs.

"Furthermore, the development will feature environmentally conscious elements, such as electric vehicle charging points and bicycle infrastructure, as part of its broader green metrics initiative."

To view the plans, visit planning.welhat.gov.uk/Search, and search 6/2024/0908/MAJ.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The proposed Safestore development in Welwyn Garden City.The proposed Safestore development in Welwyn Garden City. (Image: Jefferson Sheard Architects)