Home Farm, Aldenham Estate

Leisure, Commercial, Business

Elstree, Hertfordshire

Local Authority:
Hertsmere Borough Council

Project Overview

A planning application submitted to demolish some of the existing buildings on this former farmstead and erect a new office hub, as well as to extend and alter an existing building, converting it into an office space, cafe and function room.

Warner Planning submitted a planning application to Hertsmere Borough Council to demolish some existing buildings and erect a new office hub, as well as to extend and alter an existing building converting it to an office space, café and function room at a disused farmstead on the Aldenham Estate, situated within the Green Belt in rural Hertfordshire.

The development site sits within the curtilage of a listed building. Therefore, it was an important planning consideration that the proposed works did not negatively impact upon the setting of the listed building. In response to the advice from the Council’s Heritage Adviser the plans were revised. Warner Planning worked in collaboration with the Planning Officer to ensure the revised plans were acceptable and it was deemed that the development would not only preserve but enhance the setting of the listed building.  

The scheme was fully supported by the public consultees and the Committee report considered it to be appropriate development in the Green Belt.

The application was recommended for approval to the Planning Committee where it was resolved that planning permission be granted subject to conditions and a Section 106 planning obligation.