Council investigating Wetherspoon after ‘breaching planning rules’

PUBLISHED: 17:26 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:26 29 September 2017

A sign has appeared outside 22 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, owned by JD Wetherspoon.

A sign has appeared outside 22 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, owned by JD Wetherspoon.

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Welwyn Hatfield Council has said Wetherspoon breached planning regulations after installing a sign advertising its proposed pub in Parkway.

The sign appeared yesterday (Thursday) before Wetherspoon confirmed it is set to launch a fresh planning application for a new boozer on the site.

•MORE: Wetherspoon set to launch Welwyn Garden City pub application

However, a member of the public claimed that the pub chain had breached planning rules by installing the sign without first gaining planning consent.

Following the complaint, a borough council spokeswoman said: “The sign at 22 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, does require advertisement consent, which had not been sought prior to the sign being erected.

“It’s currently being investigated by the council’s Planning Enforcement team.”


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