Fight against the rail freight terminal continues

24 Mar 2024
Emma Matanle at the Radlett Fight the Freight meeting

The fight against the so-called rail freight terminal continues. SEGRO has been busy destroying acres of greenbelt land on the old Radlett airfield site, to build a 'Logistics Park'. The land has a planning application to build a Rail Freight, but since early February 2024 this site has been renamed, by SEGRO, as a Logistics Park, confirming fears that this was always going to be a massive warehouse site the size of Heathrow's Terminal 5 rather than a rail freight terminal. The impact on our highways will be huge, with thousands of lorries driving into and out of the warehouse site.

At a meeting on Sunday, 24th March in Radlett, Emma Matanle, our parliamentary candidate, and Stuart Howard, Radlett Lib Dem campaigner, heard that the campaign has been granted a judicial review. This new development brings hope to the campaign that halting the development of 300 acres of greenbelt may be possible.  

Nuala Webb, who set up the campaign, explained why they have been granted a judicial review - which will examine the legal process surrounding Hertfordshire County Council's decision to sell the land that they owned on the old Radlett airfield to SEGRO.  

The campaign need funds to pay for the judicial review and they would be grateful for any donation, however large or small. For more information on the campaign and to donate, please visit their website here:

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