A controversial development for 28 modular homes has been delayed once again.

Hertsmere Borough Council hoped all of the temporary homes in Crown Road, Borehamwood, would be on site last week.

A full road closure was even in place in Crown Road and some surrounding streets, to allow lorries to get to and from the site as easily as possible.

But the council says "wet ground" has delayed the process.

A council spokesperson said: "Wet ground conditions delayed progress at the Crown Road site last week.

"The construction team has made better progress this week and 24 of the total 28 units have now been installed.

"The team is now working on a delivery plan for the remaining four units and continuing to fit out the units that have already been installed."

In September, the council admitted the scheme may not be ready until 2020, after initially stating it could be ready by October this year.

The Crown Road temporary accommodation scheme was the most objected planning scheme in Hertsmere's history with more than 400 objections submitted.

Numerous neighbours have raised concerns about the appearance and loss of privacy as a result of this development.

The modular homes will house Hertsmere residents currently living outside the borough and families currently living in temporary accommodation in Hertsmere.