Reported in the Herts Advertiser w/s 30/09/13 http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/secret_plan_for_new_school_on_harpenden_green_belt_1_2818938
"On Monday, the Herts county council’s (HCC) cabinet agreed to press ahead with the compulsory acquisition of up to 15 hectares of farm land on the corner of Common Lane, off Lower Luton Road."
"The acquisition would provide a development site for a new school with a capacity of six to eight forms of entry." <...>
"Cllr Chris Hayward, cabinet member for education, said if a decision is made to build on the site, it would go through a full planning application."
The site is on a busy road but close to route 57. Planning should include at least a good link to route 57 as well as more local routes to the north- and possibly off road route next to Lower Luton road.