Land that is set to be used for a new rail freight terminal near St Albans has now been sold by Hertfordshire County Council.

The local authority confirmed today (Friday, June 30) that a sale of the former Radlett Airfield land, to rail freight developers Segro, had been completed.

Once Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, has already given planning permission for the rail freight terminal to be constructed.


It now falls to St Albans City & District Council to ensure that planning conditions are complied with.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire County Council said: "Hertfordshire County Council and Segro can confirm the completion of the sale of land at the site of the former Radlett Aerodrome.

“This sale will pave the way for a new strategic freight rail interchange, new country park and a bypass to alleviate traffic pressures on Park Street.


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"Not only should this development bring forward employment opportunities for the people of Hertfordshire, the use of rail for cross country freight will help the nation collectively reduce our carbon footprint.

“There are numerous planning conditions attached to the permission granted by the Secretary of State designed to ensure that local interests are protected, one being that the infrastructure is delivered.

"It will now fall to St Albans District Council as the planning authority to ensure that these conditions are complied with, and we will help them as much as we can to achieve this.”