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Railways: Elstree

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th July 2015.

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Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden Conservative, Hertsmere

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4550, what estimate his Department made of the (a) cost and (b) timescale of work needing to be carried out on the Elstree Tunnels prior to his approval of the planning application for the Radlett Strategic Rail Freight Terminal.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden Conservative, Hertsmere

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4550, what estimate his Department made of what the source of the funding would be for the work required on the Elstree Tunnels prior to his approval of the planning application for the Radlett Strategic Rail Freight Terminal.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Secretary of State's decision letter of 14 July 2014 sets out in full the evidence he took into account in reaching his decision on this appeal. That letter is available to view at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/recovered-appeal-former-aerodrome-north-orbital-road-upper-colne-valley-hertfordshire-ref-2109433-14-july-2014.

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