Tesco could start build in Welwyn Garden City next year

PUBLISHED: 12:47 29 September 2010 | UPDATED: 09:36 30 September 2010

Tesco civic square

Tesco civic square

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TESCO bosses have submitted a planning application for the Shredded Wheat site in WGC and hope to be building on-site next year.

TESCO bosses have submitted a planning application for the Shredded Wheat site in WGC and hope to be building on-site next year.

The detailed plans – not yet available to the public – aim to regenerate the disused area east of the railway line along Broadwater Road.

As well as a supermarket almost the same size as the chain’s current store at Oldings Corner in Hatfield, the plans include 344 homes, free parking and a doctors’ surgery.

The proposals cannot yet be examined closely by the press or public, as they are currently waiting to be inputted into Welwyn Hatfield Council’s internal computer system. Therefore it is impossible to see if councillors’ comments from the special forum held in August have been taken on board.

However, Tesco corporate affairs manager Michael Kissman said the 25m public swimming pool was included.

A council spokesman said the plans should be available online by the end of this week.

*Read Michael Kissman’s comments in today’s Welwyn Hatfield Times.


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