A petition for a public consultation has been launched ahead of the sale of land for a new rail freight terminal near Park Street.

The petition calls for a full public consultation, prior to the sale of green belt land that previously formed Radlett Airfield.


A Hertfordshire County Council panel agreed to sell the land at a meeting on Thursday, December 1.

Developers SEGRO already have planning permission to build the terminal, following a government decision in 2014.

The new petition, started by rail freight campaigner Andy Love, requires 1,000 signatures before Wednesday (December 14).

This would allow the request for a public consultation to be presented at the council's next full meeting, on December 20.

Andy Love commented: "This (the planned rail freight terminal) will affect all residents living in and around St Albans, with thousands of additional polluting HGVs and vans daily trying to navigate our already congested roads.

"Disruption is also expected to take place on the Thameslink line with tunnel enlargements and track modifications...

"...The sale of this green belt will set a precedent for Hertfordshire which is already under pressure to release green belt for thousands of new homes.

"Residents need to have their say and the County Council have a duty to at least listen."

Over 420 people have signed Andy's petition so far, click here to have your say.