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Radlett rail freight: Petition reaches 10,000 signatures
Determined campaigners who have been petitioning against a rail freight terminal being built at the former Radlett Aerodrome have 'cracked' the 10,000 mark and will have their five minute debate at Hertfordshire County Council on March 26.
Action group STRiFE, who set up the petition, have been collecting signatures since January 3.
The petition asks the Council not to sell the land located between Park Street and London Colney, to the developer HelioSlough.
Cathy Bolshaw, co-ordinator for STRiFE, said: "We have cracked the 10,000 mark, which is fantastic and we are really pleased."
Exceeding 10,000 signatures automatically gives STRiFE five minutes to speak at meeting of the Full Council at the end of March, something which has never happened before in Hertfordshire.
Cathy said: "We have made history so far as Hertfordshire County Council are concerned.
"Now, we are just looking forward to the debate," she said, "everyone is welcome."