Work on 70 houses and a nursing home is set to begin next year after a school was demolished.

Little Furze School in South Oxhey shut down in 2004 and had been derelict since.

The land is owned by Hertfordshire County Council which has confirmed the demolition of the school was completed in late November.

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The council will retain the south-west portion of the site to provide a 75-bed nursing care home for older people.

The remainder of the site will be used for approximately 70 houses, including affordable homes.

Construction work on the nursing care home is set to start in spring 2023, to be completed by summer 2025 while work on the homes is due to start in 2023, following a planning process.

Watford Observer: The abandoned former Little Furze primary school in South OxheyThe abandoned former Little Furze primary school in South Oxhey (Image: Google Maps)

A planning application submitted to Three Rivers District Council in 2021 revealed the county council wanted to demolish the former school buildings at the "earliest opportunity" adding the site in Gosforth Lane suffers from "repeated trespassing".

As a result, the county council had to fork out on 24-hour security for the site since its closure as well as pay for building repairs.

At the start of the year a Freedom of Information request revealed from 2012 to January 2022 securing the site cost £380,763.66.

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