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Scott House to become flats

Thursday 19 August 2021

A landmark building in Hagsdell Road is to be converted to flats after planning permission was granted at a recent meeting of the district council's Development Control Committee.

The plans will see the building converted to 15 flats - 14 of which would be 2-bed and one single bedroomed flat. Parking for 24 vehicles will be provided. None of the flats will be designation as affordable.

The building had earlier been given permission for six flats in 2019 and then a further six flats in 2020, making a total of 12.

Hertford Town Council opposed the plans due over fears that the development would result in an  "over-intensive number of dwellings [that] would affect the historic character of the building".

However, the council's planning officer recommended that the plans be approved, concluding: "The proposed development is acceptable in principle as a brownfield site within the urban area of Hertford and makes good use of an existing vacant building and site within the Conservation Area to provide residential units."

Scott House was originally built in the 19th centrury as a residential property but was more recently used as offices.

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