Welwyn Garden City Pizza Hut application thrown out

PUBLISHED: 17:16 31 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:16 31 March 2014

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A bid by fast food giant Pizza Hut to open a takeaway restaurant in the centre of Welwyn Garden City was thrown out by planners.

The chain was hoping to move into the City Sounds store in Wigmores South.

If the plan had been approved, the music shop was expected to move to a new location in the town centre.

But officers at Welwyn Hatfield Council rejected a changed of use application for the building.

A decision notice published last week said: “The proposed development would result in the loss of a retail unit that would result in the percentage of retail units falling below the 50 per cent minimum threshold that must retained.”

And it added that a fast-food premise would “detrimentally harm the vitality and viability” of the town centre.

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