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OPENING UP: Parts of closed Bushey country club land to open to public

 Published on: 20th October 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Parts of the long-closed grounds of Bushey Country Club are to have reopened to the public by the end of the month if plans have gone ahead successfully.

Despite being owned by Hertsmere residents, the land has been closed for five years after the country club’s collapse in 2017, with it running as a smaller-scale wedding and events venue since.

Last month, we reported that a planning application had been put forward to turn the site’s golf driving range into an office block.

Now, it has been announced that from a target date of October 23, some of the land will be reopening to public access once more, with further details to be announced.

In a statement posted on social media, Bushey’s Lib Dem councillors said: “The council is convening a cross-party group to formulate plans for regenerating the country club site. New staff resources will also be allocated to support and manage the process.

“These are the first steps forward since work was halted by the previous administration, two years ago.

“All parties support the creation of a new public park and community hub, plus some housing, but the detailed planning and funding has never been done.”

They also confirmed any final plans would be subject to all of the standard planning procedures and regulations.

Photo Credit: David Anstiss

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