Following initial discussions with Hertfordshire County Council which has identified the need for additional education provision, The Wrotham Park Estate is preparing plans to deliver a site for a new primary school and nursery in Borehamwood. It is widely known that the local community is in real need of another primary school so local children may receive a decent education without having to travel long distances. These proposals would also help to save Maxwell Park and its community centre.

The Estate is offering a 6-acre site in order to provide a two-form-entry primary school for 420 pupils and a 30-place nursery on land next to the Hertswood Academy on Cowley Hill. This would create a real educational hub in northern Borehamwood and will go a long way in addressing the increasing need for quality primary and nursery school places for local children.

We all know that Maxwell Park is part of the beating heart of the local community and we are extremely proud to be offering an opportunity to save it.

In addition to the school proposals, The Estate is seeking to deliver much-needed new homes on land off Potters Lane. The proposals are still emerging but they will be for an outline planning application for 58 new homes, 35% of which will be affordable giving local people the opportunity to own a home in the area.

The Estate is committed to working with Hertsmere Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council in order to secure a legacy for Borehamwood, delivering homes of exceptional quality, which are sensitively designed and provide a generous amount of green open space.

The project team is committed to working with the community to ensure any proposals brought forward meet the aspirations and address concerns of local people. The team will be busy speaking to local people and their representatives over the coming weeks and months to make sure feedback is obtained, and issues dealt with.

Mr Robert Byng, who currently lives at Wrotham Park and has managed the estate since 1991, said:

“I care about the future of the Borough. I understand that there is a real need for a new primary school locally and welcome the opportunity to help the Council find a solution which benefits everyone.

“We believe that having a new primary school next to the existing Academy, whilst also saving Maxwell Park for residents, is the best solution for Borehamwood and we are working closely with the Council to ensure it can be delivered as soon as possible.”

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