Park Street Rail Freight Terminal

The Judicial Inquiry into the rejection of HelioSlough’s application build a giant Freight Terminal at Park Street should be completed today after three days of hearings. The issue is whether the Secretary of State had the power to turn down the recommendation of the Inspectors who said it should go ahead. The result of this Inquiry should be known within a few days.

If the Inquiry rules in favour of the Secretary of State it appears likely that the developers will make a third application to build this monstrosity. Under existing laws they can just keepĀ  on doing this every two years but I wonder how long it will take for them to realise that absolutely no-one around here wants it?

Maybe the new Localism Bill will give us an extra tool to stop it…