Plans have been submitted for an industrial unit to be demolished in Borehamwood, and replaced with 37 homes.

The application, validated on Monday, December 18, would see a multiple storey building constructed at 26 - 30 Theobald Street.

The building would range from two to six storeys and would include both residential dwellings and a commercial unit.

Herts Advertiser: A CGI image of the proposed building.A CGI image of the proposed building. (Image: Warner / Hertsmere Borough Council)

A planning statement, attached to the application, reads: "There are considerable economic benefits which result from the proposal.

"The future residents would be economically active, and the construction phase would also bring considerable economic benefits.

Herts Advertiser: The current site of the application.The current site of the application. (Image: Warner / Hertsmere Borough Council)

"New residents will help to deliver a significant boost to the local economy through ‘first occupation’ expenditure of £216,478 .

"This is expenditure on new furniture and other household goods that residents spend as ‘one-offs’ when moving into a new home."

The plans also describe children's play areas included within the application.


The statement continues: "As per the urban design comments as part of the pre-application, we have included two areas of dedicated children’s play space within the central area of the site.

"The exact detail of which can form part of a condition, with the space already reserved."

The full plans can be viewed online by using reference 23/1775/FUL on the Hertsmere Borough Council planning portal.