A meeting to discuss the sale of land for a proposed rail freight terminal on the site of the former Radlett Airfield has been announced.

Hertfordshire County Council has announced that the potential sale will be discussed at a "cross-party Resources and Performance Cabinet Panel meeting" at 2pm on Thursday, December 1, after it received an offer from developers.


During the meeting, which will take place at Hertford's County Hall, the panel will discuss whether to proceed with the sale of land to developers SEGRO.

The Secretary of State has given SEGRO permission to build a strategic rail freight terminal on the former Radlett airfield site

The county council’s legal advisors have said that the Secretary of State's decision must be complied with.

A final decision will then be made at a meeting on Monday, December 12.

Other landowners, whose land would farm part of the site, will be using their own decision-making processes.

The sale will only go ahead if all parties agree to sell.

Members of the public are able to attend and observe both meetings, which will also be broadcasted live at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/watchmeetings

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire County Council said: "Any potential sale could mean a significant amount of money for local public services at a time when budgets are extremely stretched due to inflationary pressures.

"Agreeing the sale of the land could also support the council’s corporate priorities by enabling a new country park, increasing local jobs and reducing road pollution."

The proposed freight terminal - which has been subject to discussions for many years - has already been met with opposition by St Albans MP Daisy Cooper and Conservative Spokesperson Clare De Silva, with the latter calling on the council to "save Park Street".