Officials back homes plan for Welwyn Garden City’s former Shredded Wheat factory

PUBLISHED: 10:36 21 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:48 21 March 2017

Shredded Wheat silos

Shredded Wheat silos


A £356million-redevelopment plan for the neglected former Shredded Wheat factory in central Welwyn Garden City looks likely to be approved this month, as it has won support from council officials.

Planning officers have recommended that three applications for the 134,722-square metre site off Broadwater Road should be approved, with conditions, by a committee meeting on March 30.

The applications, submitted by Spen Hill, the property arm of Tesco, which owns the land, propose 850 homes with office, retail, and leisure elements.

The oldest part of the factory, built between 1924 and 1926, will be retained and partly restored.

Spen Hill also proposes to improve the footbridge linking the railway station to Broadwater Road.

For more details, see the Welwyn Hatfield Times, in shops tomorrow.

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