Controversial plans to have the former Abbeyfield care home in Radlett demolished and converted into flats have been approved.
A number of residents and Aldenham Parish Council objected to Griggs Homes’ plans, which were ultimately approved by Hertsmere Borough Council on July 9.
The plans are to convert Abbeyfield House, which closed as a care home in January 2019, into 14 two-bed flats.
Concerns from the public which claimed development would be “out of keeping, over-bearing and uncharacteristic” were dismissed in the council’s decision notice, which read: “The development would maintain the visual amenity of the area and would not result in a detrimental impact on the residential amenities of the neighbouring residents.”
On their website, Griggs Homes commented: “We are delighted to have received planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Abbeyfield Care Home located on the corner of Beech Avenue and The Drive in Radlett.
“The new development will provide 14 luxury two-bedroom apartments all with private terraces and secure underground parking.
“We would like to thank all of our staff and professional team for their assistance and look forward to commencing works soon.”
Picture courtesy of Griggs Homes