The BBC insists it has not made a decision to sell BBC Elstree, despite reports in the national press to the contrary.

As reported by the Borehamwood & Elstree Times yesterday, the corporation is to sell off its BBC Resources subsidiary - which includes production facilities at their studios in Clarendon Road, Borehamwood.

Today, a BBC spokeswoman said reports of selling the studio, which includes the EastEnders and Holby City sets, in some national newspapers were wrong.

However, the corporation is reviewing its property ownership and the option to sell the buildings and studios at BBC Elstree is being considered.

The spokeswoman said: "It's not to do with selling off studios or the site. That's a separate issue that we are looking at."

She added that the BBC needs to make savings, which is why it is looking at possibly selling properties.

"We get an amount of money through the licence fee at the beginning of the year," she said. "We didn't get as much as we would have liked to to do what we want to do."

The BBC bought the Clarendon Road site from ATV in the Eighties. It was the first studio site to be built in Borehamwood in 1914.