Council applies to High Court for reconsideration of Judicial Review application

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News release: 20 June 2013
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Council applies to High Court for reconsideration of Judicial Review application

St Albans City and District Council has lodged a request with the High Court to have its Judicial Review application, which was turned down last week, reconsidered.  The matter relates to the proposed Radlett Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at Park Street, St Albans.

In February this year, the Council had sought a Judicial Review of a decision by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. 

The Council wants to challenge the Secretary of State�s decision not to re-open the planning inquiry into the Radlett SRFI and conjoin it with an inquiry into an alternative site near Slough. 

The application for Judicial Review was turned down by the High Court in an order issued on 14 June.  

The renewal application lodged with the High Court today seeks an oral hearing before a High Court judge to have the Judicial Review application reconsidered.

 

Background Information
SACDC press release, 17 June 2013:  Council refused permission to apply for Judicial Review on rail freight planning inquiry issue.   http://www.stalbans.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/press-room/items/2013/June/CouncilrefusedpermissiontoapplyforJudicialReviewonrailfreightplanninginquiryissue.aspx#0  

 
Contact for the media:
Claire Wainwright, Principal Communications and Marketing Officer, St Albans City and District Council, Tel: 01727 819572, E-mail: claire.wainwright@stalbans.gov.uk