Nando's submits planning applications for Bishop's Stortford branch
Nando’s is pressing ahead with proposals to bring its Portuguese-style piri piri chicken to Bishop’s Stortford with a new restaurant in the town centre.
The South African chain has submitted planning applications to East Herts Council for permission to install a new shopfront and a fascia sign featuring its name and cockerel logo at No 13-17 Potter Street, which is part of Jackson Square.
Amid concerns about noise and fumes, the council is still considering an earlier application from precinct owner Legal and General Assurance (Pensions Management) Ltd for change of use so the retail unit (class A1) between Eat 17 and Mountain Warehouse can be used as a restaurant (A3).
In a statement supporting the new shopfront and signage, Nando’s Chickenland Ltd’s agent said: “It is our understanding, however, that these issues are now close to being resolved and that permission for use of the premises as a restaurant should follow shortly.”
The agent, Firstplan, said that Nando’s was making a “significant’ investment in its Bishop’s Stortford branch.