A former office building will be demolished and nine flats will be built in its place.

Hertsmere Borough Council's planning committee passed plans last night to redevelop the Prestige House site in Borehamwood.

The white building in Station Road is the last remaining commercial building in an area which has seen expansive redevelopment of residential homes - in the planning report, the current building is referred to as an "anomaly".

Applicant Robert Guerinni, of Prestige House, submitted plans for a part four, part five storey building which will in total house nine flats.

It is being billed as a "car-free" development, with no parking spaces provided - however the site is a stones throwaway from Elstree & Borehamwood train station.

The plans were easily passed by a majority vote, with the condition that solar panels are put on the roof of the new flats.

Only Councillor Jeremy Newmark voted against the scheme.

In the meeting, Cllr Newmark said this was "yet another application" for nine properties being considered by the council, falling under the threshold of ten properties.

By government law, there is no obligation for any applications under ten homes to include affordable housing provision - and this scheme does not include any affordable housing.

Cllr Newmark also voted against the scheme for reasons which he described as "lack of amenity space".

But he did welcome that the development was car-free, citing existing issues over parking in the Station Road area.

The council had already granted permission to turn the Prestige House site into flats, back in 2015, but the permission had run out.