Rail Freight Interchange, Park Street: 19 September 2012 Update

Post date: Sep 20, 2012 9:19:56 PM

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is seeking views on a revised approach to decision making on the proposed rail-freight terminal in Park Street.  

The Secretary of State has asked St Albans City & District Council for its views on re-opening the inquiry into an appeal by Helioslough Ltd.  The Secretary of State proposes re-opening the inquiry and joining it with the planned inquiry into a proposed strategic rail freight terminal at Colnbrook, Slough.  A DCLG letter of 19 September says his view is that this is “likely to lead to a more coherent and consistent decision-making process overall”. 

The Secretary of State has asked for the views of the Council and other interested parties on the proposed approach by 3 October 2012.

Further details can be found on the St Albans City and District Council website and the Herts Advertiser website.