In August 2008, ASDA announced plans to build on Watton Road. However, the applciation was withdrawn after a damming report by East Herts Council officers citing eight reasons for recommending refusal of planning permission.
Proposals for a multi-million pound development on the Broadwater Road site in Welwyn Garden City included plans for a "medium sized" Tesco store were refused in January 2012. Tesco confirmed they will not appeal this decision.
This followed the submission of a petition of 14,125 names against the Tesco scheme by the Welwyn Garden City Society that had led the campaign from the outset.... Read More