St Albans City Football Club secures funding to build on former Radlett airfield

St Albans & Harpenden Review: John McGowan John McGowan

St Albans City Football Club has secured up to £17million to build a stadium and 6,000 new homes in the Radlett airfield.

Co-owner John McGowan said a major land developer, who did not want to be named, had stepped forward with the cash.

The county council deferred its sale of the land to Helioslough, the rail freight developer on Monday.

Mr McGowan said the club would be ready to put in outline planning permission within the next two weeks, for 6,000 homes and a new stadium.

He said: “We are happy to make an application to the local authority as an alternative scheme as we believe this could be the best option to knock the current developers off any thought of building a new rail site.”

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8:42am Thu 12 Dec 13

cummingam says...

6000 houses, average to 2 cars per house, plus deliveries etc must equate to at least 15,000 vehicle movements per day (more on match days!)

Compare this with 3,200 lorries movements per day for the rail feight option (plus staff coming and going etc).

For road congestion I am not sure the housing plan would be better than the rail feight.
6000 houses, average to 2 cars per house, plus deliveries etc must equate to at least 15,000 vehicle movements per day (more on match days!) Compare this with 3,200 lorries movements per day for the rail feight option (plus staff coming and going etc). For road congestion I am not sure the housing plan would be better than the rail feight. cummingam

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