Plans for the development on the site of an old fire station proved controversial at a consultation meeting this evening.

More than 50 people attended the meeting for a planned housing development on the site of the Radlett fire station in Watling Street.

People from the village who have been campaigning to keep the fire station put their questions to developers from Beechwood Homes.

Steven Oakes-Monger, who gathered a petition of more than 7,000 signatures to save the fire station, said: “What we want to see is the site being used for the community and this current plan doesn’t do that.”

Concerns were also raised about parking and the effect the new development will have on traffic.

The new development will consist of 18 apartments, one three bedroom with wheelchair access, 16 two bedroom and a single one bedroom.

Beechwood Homes will submit a planning application to Hertsmere Borough Council next month.