No Oaklands Development on Sandpit Lane

Say No to the Oaklands Development on Sandpit Lane.

Please sign our petition and help us stop the building of 350 houses on Sandpit Lane.

Visit to see how you can get involved and say no to over-congested roads, no to oversubscribed schools, no to extended waiting lists for doctors and dentists. No to Oaklands development on Sandpit Lane.

Oakland College and Taylor Wimpey are planning to build 350 new houseson the productive, arable fields at Oaklands to the south of Sandpit Lane. And to access these new dwellings, there are plans for just one new access road to Sandpit Lane.

There are further plans to increase the faculty at Oaklands bringing 800 staff, 3000 full-time students and 8,000 part-time students into the area.

These far-reaching plans threaten the local environment and the qualityof life for local residents. Thousands of additional cars will put furtherstrain on our transport system - particularly on Sandpit Lane and thejunction with Marshalswick Lane and Beechwood Avenue - making analready difficult drive to school and work in rush-hour, impossible.

• 350 new houses alone will mean600 or 700 more cars on our already overcrowded roads - every day.

• 350 new houses will make it harder to get appointments to see your doctor or dentist.

• 350 new houses will lead tolonger waiting lists to enter ouralready over-subscribed schools.

There are better sites available within the Oaklands campus. Please visit for more information.

Please sign this petition and send your message now.St Albans is a great place to live. Together, we can keep it that way.

No Oaklands.No development on Sandpit Lane.



  • Anonymous The Oaklands development will destroy valuable countryside and put further strain on local infrastructure, communications and facilities. The development prioritises the interests of Oaklands College over those of the community to an unjustifiable extent and should be rejected for that reason.

  • Eleanor Yarnold Our outlook to the rear of the property being a resident of Wheatleys, (which is currently of fields filled with very vocal sheep!) would be replaced completely by a revolting and extensive view of the newly proposed toy town! Our road is elevated which gives a pleasant view over the houses on Sandpit Lane towards the fields. The proposed site is also elevated so it will not be hidden at all!
    The traffic on sandpit lane is already too heavy during rush hour periods and there would not be adequate school places available for the influx of 300 odd new families with children of school age which they would undoubtedly be. Young families already move to the area to be in the catchment areas for Beaumont and Sandringham.

  • Anonymous This part of St Albans cannot possibly support an additional 350 homes without significant investment in local infrastructure. The roads are busy, all the local schools are full, and all local facilities are over subscribed

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