A decision on the £400 million HelioSlough strategic rail freight interchange scheme at Radlett, Hertfordshire has been postponed.
The government was due to make a decision on the scheme on 13th June.
Local MP Anne Main said: “It is enormously frustrating that this matter is dragging on for so long; the threat of this development is blighting the lives of my constituents. While I can understand the need for due process it seems to me that the developer has thrown so much money and pressure behind this proposal that it has inevitably caused delays to occur. This protracted legal challenge is not in the best interests of St Albans and while this news is disappointing I am still hopeful that even after this amount of time the correct decision will be made.”
In April, a political storm erupted following the revelation that Transport Minister Theresa Villiers had a private lunch with a public affairs consultant who was acting for developers.