A vacant hall with community interest has gone on the market, but a £1.5million listing highlights “possible development”.

The listing for Cloisters Hall in The Cloisters, Rickmansworth, was added to Zoopla on Tuesday (January 15).

In October last year, Batchworth Community Council consulted residents on whether they would support a council purchase of the hall in order to use it as a community hub, hold events there, and base the council’s offices out of it.

According to the listing, by chartered surveyors VDBM Middlesex, the out of use building is suitable “for a variety of community uses” but is also a “possible development site”.

The hall contains one large open space, two smaller rooms, a kitchen, and two storage rooms. It is located just off the high street. It has a "generous" back garden, patio space, and parking for around 10 cars.

The results from the council’s consultation indicated support for the council purchasing a community hall (331 yes votes and 327 no votes) but opposition to the same if it came with a £4.70 per year council tax precept rise for Band D households, to cover loan repayment costs, (317 yes vote and 341 no votes).

Today (January 17), a spokesperson told the Watford Observer that “Batchworth Community Council is still looking to purchase a community hall”.