The former Ladbrooke School in Potters Bar is set to be sold by Hertfordshire County Council.

The Grade II-listed building in High Street was used by pupils before the school relocated in 1998.

More recently, until 2019, it was used as the Park Education Support Centre, which relocated to the old Southfield School site.

Now the county council has drawn-up plans for the 0.44-acre site, which include proposals for six flats, three town houses and commercial office space.

Subject to the approval of planning permission, estimates suggest the site could then have a value of £1.3m.

On Monday, February 12, a meeting of the council’s cabinet agreed that the land could be declared surplus and sold off.

Proposing the move, executive member for resources and performance Cllr Bob Deering said that declaring the site surplus was “not in the slightest contentious”.

He said it was a “routine” proposal that was coming to cabinet because of the “thresholds” involved.

Meanwhile, leader of the council Cllr Richard Roberts said it was a move that he believed had been generally welcomed locally.

According to the officers’ report, the site currently includes the Grade II-listed former school building and hall, which dates back to 1861-62.

It also includes an “extensive” single storey classroom and office block to the rear – as well as a small garden, courtyard and car park for 22 cars.

Plans drawn up by the county council for the site include the development of three three-bed town houses and six two-bed apartments.

As part of the plans, the original Grade II-listed building at the front would remain, becoming a commercial office development, and the buildings at the rear would be demolished.

Detailed plans, says the officers’ report, have already been submitted to Hertsmere Borough Council. 

According to the report, the site is currently costing the council more than £10,200 a year.

But – subject to the approval of planning permission – its value is estimated to be £1.3m.