Politicians to decide on rail freight land on former Radlett airfield site sell-off tomorrow

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Politicians to decide on rail freight land sell-off tomorrow Politicians to decide on rail freight land sell-off tomorrow

The decision on whether or not to sell the former Radlett airfield site to Helioslough in order to build a rail freight terminal will be made tomorrow.

Hertfordshire County Council will meet to discuss the plans, and STRiFE, a local campaign group, Helioslough and St Albans District Council will make their presentations.

The meeting will take place in County Hall at 10am.

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has already said he is "minded to approve" the application and in December decided not to proceed with a conjoined inquiry with a similar site in Colnbrook, near Slough.

Derrick Ashley, cabinet member for resources and transformation, said: "We are well aware of local anxiety about this application and would like to thank residents in the Radlett area for their patience over the last few months while we have carried out extensive research into this complex case.

"We will hear the findings of this work at the panel and cabinet meetings and this will allow councillors to make a fully informed, rational decision about this very important matter."

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11:43pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Gary_B says...

Let's hope the decision to sell the land is not as dodgy as the decision to approve the planning permission. This whole process stinks - and the people of St Albans will be the ones that pay the price.
Let's hope the decision to sell the land is not as dodgy as the decision to approve the planning permission. This whole process stinks - and the people of St Albans will be the ones that pay the price. Gary_B

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