Welwyn Garden City bulk-buy wine store plans approved

PUBLISHED: 11:56 22 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:56 22 May 2015

Unit 21 Broadwater Rd

Unit 21 Broadwater Rd


Councillors voted against recommendations of their own officers to approve a bulk-buy wine store in Welwyn Garden City.

21 Broadwater Road21 Broadwater Road

Elected members waved through Majestic Wine’s plans to change the use of 21 Broadwater Road from employment to retail use at a meeting of Welwyn Hatfield Council’s Development Management Committee yesterday (Thursday).

In doing so they defied council officers, who in a report, claimed the scheme would “result in the unacceptable loss of an employment-generating site”.

A council spokeswoman said: “It was approved, subject to certain conditions.”

• For more on the plans see the Welwyn Hatfield Times, out on Wednesday.

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