The public inquiry into the development of HelioSlough’s rail freight scheme in St Albans has been set for November this year.
The proposed depot on the former Radlett Aerodrome at Park Street near St Albans would incorporate five large distribution/warehouse buildings, parking for up to 1,665 cars and more than 600 lorries as well as the associated rail infrastructure.
The planning application has been rejected by St Albans District Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and the County Council. Opposition group STRiFE and local MP Anne Main have garnered huge support locally with the district council reporting a record number of letters against the development.
The main thrust of the opposition to the site lies in the fact that it is set within the green belt.