Stadium would be 'tremendous asset' for Borehamwood, according to the Hertsmere Borough Council chief executive Donald Graham

Rowley Lane could be the site for a new stadium in Borehamwood

Rowley Lane could be the site for a new stadium in Borehamwood

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A new 20,000 seat stadium in Borehamwood would be a "tremendous asset" to the area, according to the chief executive of Hertsmere Borough Council.

Brief details in the agenda for a Hertfordshire County Council meeting suggest the mooted stadium could include indoor and outdoor training facilities and is thought to be planned for Rowley Lane.

A 200-bed hotel and associated conference facilities have also been included in the scheme, labelled the North London Stadium.

The plans were released in the agenda for the county council’s highways and waste management committee meeting, which is due to be held on May 13, as part of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) strategic economic plan.

Hertsmere Borough Council said it was approached about a potential sports facility for the area six years ago, but the plans did not materialise.

The council has now made a bid for investment to the Hertfordshire LEP – a partnership between local authorities and businesses that decides what priorities for investment should be in the area.

Hertsmere said it aimed to ensure that there is suitable infrastructure in place to maintain traffic flow and protect quality of life in the area if the development was to go ahead. No planning application has yet been received by Hertsmere, which would have final say over the approval of the scheme.

Donald Graham, chief executive of Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “We have had several meetings with leading players in the industry regarding this potential development, as we considered that there was scope to discuss this opportunity with those that we understood were keen to develop such facilities in this area.

“We are very keen to secure sustainable employment opportunities for the borough and believe this exciting project could deliver both top quality professional sports and community facilities that would be a tremendous asset for the area.”

But the council said it could not provide any further details at this time regarding where the proposals have come from or who is behind them.

Hertfordshire County Council said it could not comment on the plans and was only considering them in relation to the potential traffic and waste management issues.

Mr Graham added: “Discussions are at a very early stage and there are no detailed plans. However, as a council we want to make every effort to bring such a prestigious opportunity to Hertsmere.”

Speculation over social media has linked the new stadium to Boreham Wood FC and rugby clubs London Wasps and Saracens, who have only this season moved into their new stadium at Allianz Park.

A spokesman for Wasps said they could not confirm or deny their connection to the stadium, while Boreham Wood FC were unavailable for comment.

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5:59pm Fri 9 May 14

Palma21 says...

What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do.
What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do. Palma21
  • Score: 6

7:42pm Fri 9 May 14

hornet1881 says...

Palma21 wrote:
What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do.
GO TO RADLETT ITS ONLY DOWN THE ROAD
[quote][p][bold]Palma21[/bold] wrote: What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do.[/p][/quote]GO TO RADLETT ITS ONLY DOWN THE ROAD hornet1881
  • Score: -6

7:44pm Fri 9 May 14

hornet1881 says...

Palma21 wrote:
What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do.
come on radlett's 5 minutes down theobald street!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Palma21[/bold] wrote: What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do.[/p][/quote]come on radlett's 5 minutes down theobald street!!!! hornet1881
  • Score: -4

7:46pm Fri 9 May 14

hornet1881 says...

Palma21 wrote:
What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do.
jobs for the people in borehamwood!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Palma21[/bold] wrote: What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do.[/p][/quote]jobs for the people in borehamwood!!!! hornet1881
  • Score: -5

9:39pm Fri 9 May 14

Palma21 says...

Yes, I can go to Radlett easily because I have my own transport but not everyone does.
Yes, I can go to Radlett easily because I have my own transport but not everyone does. Palma21
  • Score: 4

9:45pm Fri 9 May 14

Palma21 says...

Yes, I can easily go to Radlett because I have my own transport but not everyone does and would have to rely on public transport which does not run very frequently in the evening..

Also how many minimum wage / zero hours contract jobs would this create ?
Yes, I can easily go to Radlett because I have my own transport but not everyone does and would have to rely on public transport which does not run very frequently in the evening.. Also how many minimum wage / zero hours contract jobs would this create ? Palma21
  • Score: 4

9:16am Sun 11 May 14

EP Herts says...

Better to use the land to build a new school instead on squeezing it into maxwell road.
Better to use the land to build a new school instead on squeezing it into maxwell road. EP Herts
  • Score: 4

11:00am Mon 12 May 14

watfordman says...

hornet1881 wrote:
Palma21 wrote:
What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do.
jobs for the people in borehamwood!!!!
harry hornet where do you live your clueless no one wants this. how about build next door to your house .
[quote][p][bold]hornet1881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Palma21[/bold] wrote: What a great shame that the local and county council don't seem to care a fig for what the residents of Borehamwood want. I have NEVER heard anyone ask for a stadium but I have for a proper theatre. We are the largest town in Hertsmere but we do not warrant a theatre as Radlett and Potters Bar do.[/p][/quote]jobs for the people in borehamwood!!!![/p][/quote]harry hornet where do you live your clueless no one wants this. how about build next door to your house . watfordman
  • Score: 8

12:21pm Wed 14 May 14

davidf2014 says...

can you imagine the traffic chaos between 5.30-7 if there was an event on.
How on earth the roads around the A1 junction would cope is anyones guess.
can you imagine the traffic chaos between 5.30-7 if there was an event on. How on earth the roads around the A1 junction would cope is anyones guess. davidf2014
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Thu 15 May 14

roby8690 says...

So the graveyard development would cause significant harm to the green belt but the 20 000 seat stadium on other site of the A1 is just fine???
So the graveyard development would cause significant harm to the green belt but the 20 000 seat stadium on other site of the A1 is just fine??? roby8690
  • Score: 3

9:41pm Thu 15 May 14

watfordman says...

who is running hertsmere planning donald trump . is the idea to create a new milton keynes in bwood and totally destroy the whole character of green bwood and create a suburb of London, use your vote wisely . no to overbuilding in borehamwood
who is running hertsmere planning donald trump . is the idea to create a new milton keynes in bwood and totally destroy the whole character of green bwood and create a suburb of London, use your vote wisely . no to overbuilding in borehamwood watfordman
  • Score: 1

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