Council Comment


Abbey Line Under Threat – Again



Abbey Line Under Threat – Again

Residents are encouraged to respond to the County Council’s Transport Vision 2050 consultation by 14 December 2016. This is an opportunity to add your voice to that of your Parish Council and the Abbey Flyer Users’ Group (ABFLY) in support of preserving and improving the Abbey Line railway rather than replacing it with a concrete […]

Protected Trees in Bricket Wood to be Replaced



Following representations by the Parish Council trees that have died in an area covered by a Tree Preservation Order will have to be replaced once they have been felled. Councillor Freeman commented: “We are very pleased to see that our representations have been taken into account and the TPO upheld. It is essential that trees […]

Harperbury Hospital Housing Development



Following the approval of the plans for the redevelopment of the Harperbury Hospital site by Bloor Homes St Stephen Parish Council has expressed its ongoing concerns on the safety of the Harper Lane / Watling Street junction and its disappointment in the lack of Section 106/CIL funding allocated to the Parish. With this development falling […]

Improvement Options to be Developed for Abbey Line



Improvement Options to be Developed for Abbey Line

Following a recent proposal to change the Abbey Line into a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Scheme and serious reliability issues on the line, the Parish Council has welcomed the news that the Network Rail and Hertfordshire County Council have agreed to develop options for improvement of the line. Park Street Parish Councillor Nicholas Tyndale, commented: […]

Parish Council Welcomes HCC Response to SRFI Petition



Parish Council Welcomes HCC Response to SRFI Petition

The Parish Council has welcomed the decision taken by the County Council to reiterate its opposition to the proposed development of the Strategic Rail Freight Terminal at the former Radlett Aerodrome site following the presentation of a petition signed by more than 10,000 people calling for the Council not to sell the land to HelioSlough. […]

Abbey Line Under Threat



Abbey Line Under Threat

The County Council’s inclusion in its Draft Rail Strategy of a proposal to convert the Abbey Line into a Bus Rapid Transit system, or ‘busway’, was condemned at recent meetings of the Abbey Flyer Users Group (ABFLY) and the Community Rail Partnership. Park Street Parish Councillor Nicholas Tyndale commented: “Instead of an environmentally destructive ‘busway’, […]

Rail Freight Interchange



Rail Freight Interchange

At its meeting held last night, St Stephen Parish Council made the following comment on the District Council’s decision not to request a Court of Appeal hearing on the High Court’s refusal of permission to appeal the dismissal of its case against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: “It is the people […]

Harperbury Hospital Development Proposal



Harperbury Hospital Development Proposal

At their recent meeting St Stephen Parish Council Planning Committee agreed that they have no objection in principle to the proposal for the redevelopment of the Harperbury Hospital site by Bloor homes. The traffic report did, however, raise concerns with several councillors over the viability and safety of the proposals for the installation of traffic […]