Stevenage Pizza Hut closure prompts Nando's plans

Outside Pizza Hut on the Roaring Meg Retail Park in Stevenage

Nando's is seeking to replace Pizza Hut on the Roaring Meg Retail Park in Stevenage - Credit: Google Street View

Pizza Hut on the Roaring Meg Retail Park in Stevenage has permanently closed, with Nando's seeking to open a restaurant in its place.

A notice in the window says the Pizza Hut restaurant has moved to Harlow - 19 miles away.

Pizza Hut on Stevenage Leisure Park was replaced by a Five Guys burger restaurant back in May.

Nando's has submitted a planning application to Stevenage Borough Council to remodel the former Pizza Hut restaurant on the Roaring Meg, including reconfiguring the roof.

The application says: "A completely overhauled and enhanced appearance is proposed, updating the existing elevations with a contemporary design, unique to this restaurant and fitting to this location.

"The proposals will improve the appearance of the restaurant considerably, utilising exciting materials and finishes to create a striking new Nando's restaurant."