An opponent of the rail-freight interchange planned to be built in Radlett is continuing his campaign to have the depot scrutinised against “the same rules” as the SIFE development in Colnbrook.
There is growing speculation tonight that Australian property developer Goodman is preparing to submit a High Court challenge the Secretary of State’s decision to reject SIFE earlier this Summer.
A second e-petition on the Parliament.uk website has failed to muster much support, while an MP has been knocked back in her attempt to lobby Government ministers over the “inconsistency” of approving the freight depot at Radeltt while rejecting one at Colnbrook.
On the face of it why should one freight depot be approved and one rejected? While open countryside, both sites are former landfill, any question that a network of SRFIs around London also ruled that both sites would complementary rather than competing with each other.
Petition calling for Radlett freight depot to be reassessed according to Colnbrook SIFE criteria rejected
SIFE: what Clark said about the impact on Colnbrook’s Green Belt, the “special needs” test, air quality … and Heathrow’s rival claim
A stopSIFE campaign was formed exactly one month to the day of the original planning application, and the fight against the imposition of SIFE has been on for just under six years. Could this, finally, be the end of the struggle?
The Government has today agreed with the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation to DISMISS the appeal into SIFE, putting the “irreparable harm” that SIFE would cause ahead of the “considerable contribution” it would make to resolving London’s freight infrastructure need.
The lastest twist in the ten year impasse over a proposed rail freight interchange in Hertfordshire could add pressure for the massive SIFE development in Colnbrook to be approved.
A decision on whether or not to allow the massive Slough International Freight Exchange (SIFE) to be built in Colnbrook has been delayed by the Department of Communities and Local Government.
The public inquiry into the Slough International Freight Exchange (SIFE) is nearing the end, with just two days scheduled next week before it formally closes. Thursday is set aside for closing statements from both barristers from 1pm to 5pm.
Parish Council hits out at “wasteful absurdity” and “corporate greed” as Goodman says it will build SIFE even if a Third Runway gets go ahead!
Colnbrook Parish Council delivered a robust defence to SIFE at the public inquiry on Friday, by far the best thing to come out of the Parish Council in recent years.