Plans for 45 homes on the site of a former indoor children's play area have been approved.

Permission has been granted by St Albans District Council to redevelop the former Adventure World site in London Colney.

Chalkdene Developments plans to build 27 flats and 18 houses with construction of the new development set to begin later this year,

As part of the proposals, 12 of the 45 homes will be designated as affordable and will be taken on by Hightown housing association.

The 12 properties are all flats with seven for affordable rent and four under shared ownership.

The developer says the houses will benefit from private gardens, off-street parking, or garages for residents, while the flats will come with allocated parking and shared amenity space for each block with cycle bays available.

The development, which will be known as Carriage Quarter, is a joint venture partnership between construction company Morgan Sindall Group and Herts Living Limited (HLL), which will purchase the vacant site from Hertfordshire County Council.

The land in Perham Way has been out of use since 2015 having previously been used for Adventure World and 1st Adventure Nursery.

Justine Fancy, programme director at Chalkdene Developments, said: "Receiving planning on this scheme is fantastic news and will allow us to commence our fourth development in Hertfordshire as part of our joint venture. This will allow our wider team to continue to deliver a variety of much-needed new homes in the county."

Cllr Bob Deering, executive member for resources at Hertfordshire County Council, added: "We are delighted to receive reserved matters planning for this site which will bring a variety of high-quality homes to London Colney. This housing will continue to support the county council’s good growth agenda."