Plans to transform former pre-school on Brocket Hall estate

PUBLISHED: 08:40 23 July 2017

Brocket Hall

Brocket Hall

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A former pre-school on the Brocket Hall estate could be transformed into a café and small shop if plans get the go ahead.

Michael Hill has applied to Welwyn Hatfield Council for a change of use of the former Brocket Pre-school which lies on the long driveway to Brocket Hall.

The pre-school was built in 1989 and is barely visible from the estate road, according to the planning application.

In the design and access statement, it is noted: “It [the pre-school] was originally run by Lord Brocket, but eventually the trustees formed a company and continued to run the nursery until its closure in 2010.

“The pre-school operated successfully in this building from 1989 until 2010.

“The building has been vacant since 2010.”

The proposal includes the refurbishment of the building, to create a small café/tea room, incorporating a small retail area for the sale of estate produce, including Lord Brocket’s own range of foods and beverages.

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