Could Welwyn Garden City pub rise from the ashes?

A PUB that burned to the ground in a raging inferno last year could be about to return.

The Chieftain pub in WGC, was destroyed on the night of February 29, 2008.

But now it could return.

Brewers McMullen and Sons has again applied to redevelop the derelict site.

The new application is the fourth submitted to Welwyn Hatfield Council since it closed.

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It includes 12 three-bedroom semi-detached dwellings, with car parking.

Peter Furness-Smith, managing director at the Hertford-based brewery, told the WHT he is hopeful approvals will go through.

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He said: “We’ve changed what needed to be changed.”

He added: “Times are extremely tough but it will be great to have The Chieftain open and running again.

The proposal is currently out to public consultation until December 2.

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