A "struggling" hotel is set to close later this year or in early 2022.

The London Watford Mercure hotel on the A41 near Bushey is to close and the site could be redeveloped into warehouses.

The plans have been revealed after Hertsmere Borough Council published a list of 21 sites that have been put forward as employment opportunities for the council's upcoming local plan.

Some of these sites include plans for a stadium at Bushey Hall Golf Club and a a data centre in Little Bushey Lane.

Another notable application is to redevelop the Mercure hotel site.

Mercure hotel site. Credit: Google Maps

Mercure hotel site. Credit: Google Maps

Two ideas have been put forward, both involving the creation of up to five warehouses.

Planning documents state planning agents Regen Properties LLP is seeking for the Mercure site to be taken out of the green belt and allocated as an employment site in the council's local plan.

Regen believes the site could "easily accommodate 30,000 square metres of commercial floor space".

The development would see the Mercure knocked down while land south-east of the building would also be used.

Documents state the Mercure hotel is closing, having "struggled for several years".

The hotel as seen from the A41. Credit: Google Maps

The hotel as seen from the A41. Credit: Google Maps

In November, housebuilder Griggs announced it had bought the Mercure site alongside property investment company First Urban, adding, together, they were "looking forward to working on this exciting regeneration opportunity".