Plans to build a modern church building with nursery facilities has been approved.

Following a meeting at Hertsmere Borough Council, the existing St John’s Church in Gills Hill Lane, Radlett, will be demolished.

It was deemed to have “reached the end of its serviceable life and is becoming unfit for purpose”.

Six affordable homes, which will help fund the new church building, will also be built on-site with the whole scheme including 22 car parking spaces.

During construction of the new church, a temporary facility will accommodate a basic nursery use and church services.

The council said that the proposal was an “attractive development” and will provide good community facilities as well as “much needed affordable housing.”

But despite receiving a unanimous approval at a council meeting on Thursday, September 12, 14 objections had been made by neighbours.

One person had complained that the property is on a “dangerous” bend and that parking is already “hazardous”.

But the council said Hertfordshire Highways had been consulted and they did not object to the scheme.