Hertfordshire County Council offers Radlett airfield site for new homes

Published: 19 Feb 2018

The Radlett airfield site is one of eight sites owned by Hertfordshire County Council that could be used for new homes within the St Albans district. The county council is proposing to St Albans City and District Council that it could include the sites as potential locations for new homes in its local plan.

David Williams, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, said: “We’ve always said that we’d prefer the Radlett airfield site to remain as Green Belt and that we’d rather not sell it, but we recognise that we need to build 90,000 new homes in the county over the next 15 years and some 13,700 of those will need to be in the St Albans district.

“That’s why it makes sense for us to offer up this land, which we own, as a possible site for a Garden Village with 2,000 new homes and the infrastructure to support them. We know that developers are interested in this idea and we feel it could be an alternative to using the land for a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange.”

“Along with the other land we’re putting forward, this will make a significant contribution towards providing the new homes that our county will need to support a growing population and an increase in local jobs.”

St Albans City and District Council has issued a Call for Sites as part of its process to prepare a local plan. Hertfordshire County Council is proposing that the following eight county council owned sites to be included in the local plan:

1. Rural Estate land south of Napsbury
2. Rural Estate land north of Napsbury
3. Land East of Kay Walk, St Albans
4. Land at Stephens Way and Flamsteadbury Lane Redbourn
5. Rural Estate land at Waterdell, adj to Mount Pleasant JMI
6. Rural estate land at Highfield Farm, Tyttenhanger
7. Former Radlett Airfield, Park Street
8. Carpenter’s Nursery, Sandridge