Railfreight Campaign

The proposal to build a 3.5 million sq ft rail freight interchange in the green belt outside St Albans has united local people in opposition. Despite rejection on a local and national level in 2008, it has returned and hangs over our community.
 
Anne has been a key part of the STRIFE team, fighting proposals to build a vast rail freight terminal on land scheduled to be converted into a country park. Her work gathering evidence and lending expertise to the group was instrumental in getting the first proposal rejected in 2008, and will hopefully be again.
 
Anne has spoken out at every stage of the planning process and met with rail groups, residents, Government officials and freight operators to try to prove the proposal is for the wrong location. She has kept more than 1,000 local people in touch with the campaign, and helped to coordinate protests and objections. She has spoken out against the proposal at every opportunity, raising it in Parliament, at demos and at public hearings.

Press Releases

27th August 2015

‘Momentous’ rail freight decision must be made by all of Hertfordshire.

21st August 2015

‘Piecemeal and chaotic’ approach to rail freight, says Anne Main MP.

11th August 2015

£2 million fine for Network Rail failures means rail freight plans must be re-examined.

13th July 2015

Opposing rail freight is the ‘art of the possible’ says Anne Main MP.

6th July 2015

Council to be applauded for ‘long and spirited fight’ against rail freight, says Anne Main MP.

13th March 2015

St Albans City and District Council challenge dismissed in High Court..

DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT

I’m not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election on 8th June. This website will not be updated during the election campaign and is for reference of my work when I was a Member of Parliament.

To contact me during the campaign please visit 
www.stalbansconservatives.com or email me at
annemain@stalbansconservatives.com.

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