A Grade II listed chapel in Bushey is set to be converted into housing after planning permission was granted.
The chapel, which dates back to 1900, is located in the Royal Connaught Park complex in The Avenue.
Once part of The Royal Masonic Institute for Boys, the chapel hasn’t been used since the school was closed in 1977.
Applicants Comer Homes submitted the proposal to convert the chapel in June of last year. Despite The Victorian Society expressing their objection to the plan, it was approved by Hertsmere Borough Council (HBC) on October 17.
The chapel is now set to be converted into two four-bedroom dwellings with a number of interior refurbishments, including the removal of the organ.
HBC stated: “Whilst the development would result in less than substantial harm to the Grade II listed chapel, the public benefits of the development are considered to outweigh the harm caused.”
A spokesperson for Comer Homes said: “The Comer Homes Group is delighted to have received full planning permission at committee and look forward to bringing this historic building back into use.”