Wetherspoon submits plans for hotel and bar in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 15:46 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:43 18 July 2018

Wetherspoon's site in Parkway, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Nina Morgan

Wetherspoon's site in Parkway, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Nina Morgan

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Wetherspoon has submitted a fresh planning application to develop a hotel and bar in Welwyn Garden City.

The pub giant wants to build a 13-bedroom hotel at its Parkway site, which has previously been the location of two failed applications to turn it into a boozer.

A Wetherspoon spokesman told the WHT that the plans will be available to view online within the next few days.

There will be a range of bedrooms, including one for guests with disabilities, and all will have en-suite bathrooms.

A small ancillary bar within the hotel has also been included in the plans.

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said: “We believe the plans for a hotel with a bar would be an asset to the town and also drive new investment from other businesses.

“We are well aware that there has been localised opposition to Wetherspoon opening in Parkway, however, it should also be noted that we have received a lot of positive support too.”

He said that Wetherspoon would invest more than £1.5million as part of the project, which would also create up to 50 new jobs.

The new plans do not incorporate a beer garden, which was included in the original proposals for a pub.

“We await the outcome of the planning decision,” Mr Martin added.

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