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Date set for 300m depot decision
Site of the planned rail depot at Radlett Aerodrome
The Radlett Aerodrome site is near Park Street and London Colney
A decision on a new giant rail freight terminal in Hertfordshire will be made in the New Year, it has been revealed.

In November St Albans District Council put off the decision to build the 300m terminal near Radlett.

People living near the site on a former aerodrome made a large protest at the planning meeting that month.

Councillors called for an impact report from the council's highways department which will be ready for the meeting on 14 February at the Alban Arena.

Large numbers of people are expected at the meeting which is expected to decide whether to approve the massive rail freight interchange near Radlett which would serve the south east of England.

Local residents claim it will create more traffic, noise, dust, and light pollution, and should be built on the other side of London in spite of plans to create up to 3,000 jobs.

The developer, Helioslough, hopes to build on 250 acres of land near Park Street village, St Albans.

A bypass for Park Street will form part of the plan for the old airfield site.


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