Rail freight debate to take place next month

Borehamwood Times: Rail freight petition reaches halfway mark

5:30pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Plans to build a controversial rail freight depot near Park Street will be discussed at a meeting next month.

High Court rejects rail freight judicial review bid

Borehamwood Times: Thousands sign rail freight petition

9:22am Wednesday 19th June 2013

Campaigners and politicians fighting against plans to build a large rail freight terminal in Park Street have expressed disappointed that a judicial review into the case has been rejected.

Chance to sign rail freight petition this weekend

Borehamwood Times: Ann Goddard with other rail freight campaigners

9:09am Tuesday 19th February 2013

Campaigners fighting against plans for a rail freight terminal will take to the streets with their petition.

Roads to be 'intolerable', say rail freight campaigners

Borehamwood Times: Ann Goddard with other rail freight campaigners

12:57pm Tuesday 12th February 2013

Drivers will be faced with “mammoth” traffic jams when a new freight terminal is built near Radlett, according to campaigners.

Council threaten government rail freight decision with court battle

Borehamwood Times: Residents petition

5:20pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013

St Albans District Council has threatened to take the Government’s decision on the rail freight terminal near Radlett to the High Court.

Second rail freight petition set up

Borehamwood Times: Residents petition

9:13am Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Angry residents have set up a second petition to try to put a halt to build a rail freight terminal near Radlett.

Thousands sign petition against freight terminal

Borehamwood Times: Residents petition

5:12pm Monday 7th January 2013

Outraged residents who have been campaigning against a rail freight terminal have set up a petition in their latest bid to bring a halt to the controversial plans.

Eric Pickles gives go-ahead to Radlett freight terminal

12:29pm Friday 21st December 2012

The secretary of state has rubber-stamped controversial plans for a rail freight terminal near Radlett.

No public inquiry over rail freight terminal

11:37am Monday 17th December 2012

The government has said a public inquiry into proposals for a new rail freight terminal near Radlett is “unnecessary”.

MP meets minister over rail freight terminal

10:20am Thursday 26th April 2012

The MP for Hertsmere has met with the Minister of State to discuss a secret meeting about plans for a rail freight terminal in Radlett.

High court ruling over Radlett's railfreight appeal expected today

9:11am Friday 1st July 2011

A DECISION is expected today as to whether a judge at the High Court rules in favour or against an appeal by Helioslough, for permission to build a railfreight terminal in Radlett.

Court challenge keeps St Albans railfreight project alive

Borehamwood Times: Railfright protesters today.

2:16pm Tuesday 17th August 2010

THE massively controversial plan for a huge railfreight terminal on Green Belt land between London Colney and Park Street has been kept alive through a last minute legal challenge in the High Court.

Flaws admitted in council's alternative sites assessment

12:37pm Thursday 26th November 2009

THE council has admitted flaws in its alternative sites assessment.

Cross-examination of key council witness expected to last until lunchtime

11:03am Thursday 26th November 2009

The cross-examination of the council's planning expert John Hargreaves - expected to last for four hours - should conclude by lunchtime.

St Albans council accused of deliberately withholding railfreight alternative sites assessment

10:50am Thursday 26th November 2009

The district council deliberately withheld evidence on which it has relied to support its case against the railfreight terminal, according to the barrister representing the developer Helioslough.

St Albans railfreight inquiry into its third day

9:57am Thursday 26th November 2009

THE railfrieght inquiry has resumed this morning with the cross-examination of St Albans District Council's planning expert John Hargreaves.

Railfreight planning expert's grilling tomorrow

4:27pm Wednesday 25th November 2009

THE inquiry has adjourned for the day and will resume with cross-examinaton of Mr Hargreaves at 9.30am tomorrow.

St Albans council: "Railfreight terminal could be anywhere in South-East"

3:53pm Wednesday 25th November 2009

A CRUCIAL plank of Helioslough's argument for its railfreight project is seriously flawed, according to the council's latest witness.

Napsbury will bear the brunt of railfreight noise.

3:10pm Wednesday 25th November 2009

PEOPLE who live in the Napsbury estate will suffer the most from noise from the railfreight terminal, the council's acoustic expert has told the inquiry.

Helioslough: "St Albans council's railfreight noise evidence flawed"

1:23pm Wednesday 25th November 2009

THE council's argument that the railfreight terminal will cause unacceptable noise has come under a sustained assault.

St Albans council: "Railfreight method is out of date"

11:13am Wednesday 25th November 2009

THE method used by Helioslough to analyse alternative railfreight sites is seven years out of date, the district councillor's barrister has pointed out.

Noise expert: "Bangs and clatters will wake people up"

11:30am Wednesday 25th November 2009

A RAILFREIGHT terminal between Park Street and London Colney will produce enough noise to disturb sleep for people in the area, an acoustic expert has told the inquiry.

St Albans council witness: "Railfreight noise would be extreme change"

12:06pm Wednesday 25th November 2009

THE council's noise expert has insisted his predictions of sleep disturbance from the railfreight terminal are accurate.

St Albans council witness admits railfreight 'inconsistency'

10:43am Wednesday 25th November 2009

THE council has ignored the damage a railfreight terminal would do to the other locations it claims are more suitable than the Park Street site, would-be developer Helioslough has argued.

Helioslough: "Our railfreight by-pass would be good for Park Street"

9:58am Wednesday 25th November 2009

THE council has ignored the benefits of Helioslough's proposed Park Street by-pass in its efforts to show there are better sites, the company's barrister has argued.

Helioslough: "Nothing has changed to justify railfreight refusal "

3:44pm Tuesday 24th November 2009

DEVELOPER Helioslough has made a strong assault on the council's claim that changes of circumstance since the first inquiry justify refusal of planning permission.

St Albans council witness: "There are six better sites for railfreight than this one"

3:02pm Tuesday 24th November 2009

THERE are at least six sites for a railfreight terminal that would be more suitable than the former Handley Page airfield, landscape expert Jonarhan Billingsleigh has told the hearing.

Landscape expert: "Helioslough has exaggerated benefits"

12:38pm Tuesday 24th November 2009

DEVELOPER Helioslough has exaggerated the benefits of its proposed country park, a landscape architect has told the hearing.

Witness: "Railfreight terminal would destroy mature trees"

1:25pm Tuesday 24th November 2009

DEVELOPER Helioslough has over-stated the difficulties of building a railfreight terminal on other sites, and played down the problems of the former Handley Page airfield, a landscape expert has told the inquiry.

Railfreight inquiry: Strife: "Railfreight would devastate Green Belt"

11:50am Tuesday 24th November 2009

THE proposed railfreight terminal would devastate open Green Belt land and would fail in its objectives, campaign group Strife has told the inquiry.

Demonstrators outside railfreight public inquiry

10:29am Tuesday 24th November 2009

Campaigners gathered to demonstrate their determined opposition to the planned railfreight terminal as the 19-day public inquiry got underway this morning.

Legal issues sealed Hertfordshire County Council's objections to Radlett railfreight terminal

6:09pm Tuesday 27th October 2009

Legal issues have prevented Hertfordshire County Council from objecting to a second application for a railfreight depot on Green Belt land just outside Radlett.

Council refuses to object to freight depot

2:14pm Tuesday 27th October 2009

The fight to stop a huge railfreight depot from being built on Green Belt land just outside Radlett has suffered a possibly fatal blow.

District council agree final case for Rail Freight inquiry

3:44pm Friday 16th October 2009

Plans to develop a £300 million rail freight terminal on Green Belt land near Radlett came under discussion again this week, at a special district council meeting.

Rail freight public inquiry set for November

3:15pm Thursday 24th September 2009

A public inquiry to determine whether a rail freight terminal can be built near Radlett will take place in November, it has been announced.

Terminal declined

1:32pm Friday 24th July 2009

CAMPAIGNERS burst into applause at a meeting on Monday night when councillors unanimously threw out the second application for a rail depot at the former Radlett Aerodrome. But developer Helioslough has confirmed there will be an immediate appeal, with a second public inquiry already scheduled for October 12.

Railfreight plan thrown out

10:33am Tuesday 21st July 2009

RADLETT: Campaigners who packed a planning meeting last night burst into applause when coucillors unanimously threw out the second application for a giant goods yard on Green Belt land near Radlett.

Packed rail freight meeting awaits decision

7:59pm Monday 20th July 2009

A PACKED Alban Arena has heard arguments for and against the rail freight terminal proposed for Green Belt land to the south of St Albans.

Rail freight planning application to be considered tonight

10:05am Monday 20th July 2009

RADLETT: Campaigners opposing controversial plans to build a rail freight terminal near Radlett are set to gather in force tonight while the application is considered.

Helioslough's railfreight plans set to be refused

8:45am Wednesday 15th July 2009

PLANNING officers have recommended to refuse controversial plans for a railfreight terminal between Park Street and London Colney.

Rail freight demonstrators protest in St Albans

Borehamwood Times: Picture Holly Cant

8:32pm Saturday 11th July 2009

RADLETT: Hundreds of protesters united today against plans for a rail freight terminal between St Albans and Radlett.

Rail freight demonstrators protest in St Albans

Borehamwood Times: Picture Holly Cant

8:33pm Saturday 11th July 2009

HUNDREDS of protesters united against plans for a rail freight terminal between St Albans and Radlett today.

"A miserable failure"

1:38pm Monday 6th July 2009

A KEY plank of the revived project for a major rail-connected goods depot on Green Belt land near Park Street is fatally flawed, according to countryside campaigners.

Protesters prepare to battle over Radlett rail depot

1:37pm Wednesday 11th March 2009

CAMPAIGNERS opposing a renewed bid to build a railfreight terminal near Radlett will be canvassing support outside an exhibition organised by the developer on Friday.

Rail freight protesters plan action

9:18am Tuesday 24th February 2009

A public meeting to discuss possible courses of action over a renewed bid to build a rail freight terminal near Radlett will be held next month.






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