Plans for 1,500 homes at former Shredded Wheat site to be unveiled

PUBLISHED: 10:36 20 November 2017

Aerial view of the Shredded Wheat factory in the 1980s. Picture credit: Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust.

Aerial view of the Shredded Wheat factory in the 1980s. Picture credit: Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust.

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Fresh plans for around 1,500 homes in Welwyn Garden City will go under the microscope at a public consultation this week.

The proposals for the former Shredded Wheat site in Broadwater Road will be displayed on Wednesday from 4pm to 9pm and from 2pm to 7pm the following day at a vacant unit adjacent to Pandora in The Howard Centre.

John West, development manager for ZM Land, said: “We appreciate that this is a hugely important site for Welwyn Garden City and will be bringing forward exciting proposals.

“We are also in the process of demolishing parts of the site and are keen to ensure local residents are kept informed.

“We believe the site can deliver more for local residents including; affordable housing, employment, art hub, wellness centre and new community facilities including a Civic Building designed by Louis de Soissons Architects, the same practice who designed the original building.

“We look forward to working with the Centenary Foundation to support the delivery of their vision.”

•Fresh plans for 1,500 homes in WGC

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