MP for Hertsmere meets minister over Radlett rail freight terminal

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

James Clappison joined Anne Main, MP for St Albans, at the meeting with Theresa Villiers, last week. The pair wanted to ask why she had met with Simon Hoare, consultant for rail freight developer Helioslough, behind closed doors to discuss the proposals.

The two MPs also questioned the minister over documents suggesting that the Department for Communities and Local Government has been lobbied behind the scenes by the Department for Transport.

Mrs Main said: "What we want is maximum transparency in the decision making process. James and I are working as a team to get to the bottom of this.

"No one wants a rail freight interchange in Radlett and we are fighting anything that might add weight to the wrong side of this decision.

"The more we probe, the more we uncover. James and I will continue to ask questions to ensure that this decision is made fairly and transparently. The developer must not be able to get the advantage or the upper hand."

The proposed terminal would be on the former site of the Radlett Aerodrome, between Park Street and London Colney.

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1:11pm Thu 26 Apr 12

wearethewood says...

someone from Radlett laughed at Borehamwood having all the housing built on these comments last year. Borehamwood people need jobs, so come on Borehamwood councillors push for it. Oh no you will not go up against James and his rich friends from Radlett
someone from Radlett laughed at Borehamwood having all the housing built on these comments last year. Borehamwood people need jobs, so come on Borehamwood councillors push for it. Oh no you will not go up against James and his rich friends from Radlett wearethewood
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1:18pm Thu 26 Apr 12

Maverosi says...

I want a rail freight terminal built in Radlett . It would be fantastic for bringing in jobs .
Rather goes against the no one wants it myth .
With the amount of jobless youngsters in Borehamwood I am sure that they would want it to
I want a rail freight terminal built in Radlett . It would be fantastic for bringing in jobs . Rather goes against the no one wants it myth . With the amount of jobless youngsters in Borehamwood I am sure that they would want it to Maverosi
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4:20pm Thu 26 Apr 12

TFEB says...

Why do they call it the Radlett rail freight terminal when it is on the opposite side of the M25 between Park Street and London Colney?
Why do they call it the Radlett rail freight terminal when it is on the opposite side of the M25 between Park Street and London Colney? TFEB
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5:51pm Thu 26 Apr 12

Reader (R) says...

Call it what you like, we need it!
Call it what you like, we need it! Reader (R)
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12:30am Fri 27 Apr 12

sined says...

great idea, we need the work!!!
instead of poncin of the state,
bring it on james.
great idea, we need the work!!! instead of poncin of the state, bring it on james. sined
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6:52pm Wed 2 May 12

mr.taxpayer says...

They should build a massive terminal there, not only will it bring jobs to the local area, but it will annoy all the residents of Radlett who assume they own the whole world.

Bring it on.
They should build a massive terminal there, not only will it bring jobs to the local area, but it will annoy all the residents of Radlett who assume they own the whole world. Bring it on. mr.taxpayer
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