Watford have not ruled out the possibility of moving away from Vicarage Road in the future after designs for a potential new stadium were revealed.

On Wednesday, the Watford Observer was sent images of the site at Bushey Hall Golf Club, showing what a new home for the Hornets could look like if it were to be developed.

The club’s immediate focus remains on preserving their Premier League status with ten games remaining, but they remain committed to looking at ways of growing the club, including the possibility of expanding the stadium.

We understand Watford will continue to show its ambition to develop Vicarage Road, but other options will be on the table as long it is sensible to do so.

Since taking over the club in 2012, the Pozzo family have shown their commitment to developing the stadium by building the Elton John Stand and continuing to enhance the facilities.

The club recently submitted plans to Watford Borough Council to add 537 seats at Vicarage Road in the corner between the Sir Elton John Stand and the Rookery End.

However, any larger scale expansion of Vicarage Road – or development of any other stadium site – would need the cooperation of all relevant authorities.

Bushey Hall Golf Club, in Hertsmere, is currently vacant after members left one of Hertfordshire’s oldest courses towards the end of last year.

Members left in October because the historic clubhouse is to be demolished for 32 flats, with the scheme passed in November 2017.

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The clubhouse which is set to be demolished

As part of the scheme, a new single-storey clubhouse is being built.

Club secretary Russ Ball told the Observer on the club’s final day that he hoped the owner of the course would “honour his commitment” to reopen the club so members could carry on the tradition that has been at Bushey Hall Golf Club for more than 100 years.

Bushey Hall Golf Club is owned by Veladail Leisure Ltd, which bought the site back in 1992.