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This website is dedicated to the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) proposed by Roxhill Developments, known as ‘Northampton Gateway’. The proposals are a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project as defined by the Planning Act 2008, and the application was submitted to, and accepted by, the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in the summer of 2018.

Following an examination process, led by PINS, held during 2018 and early 2019, the proposals were approved and Development Consent granted on 9th October by the Secretary of State for Transport.

The project will deliver a new strategic distribution site adjacent to Junction 15 of the M1 in Northamptonshire with new warehousing and a new rail freight terminal.

Integral to the proposals are significant improvements to Junction 15 of the M1, a new bypass to the village of Roade as part of a package of other highways works on and around the A508 corridor and at M1 Junction 15A, as well as significant new landscaping and tree planting to substantially screen the site from surrounding communities.

Further details of the proposals are provided on the Overview page, with details about national policies regarding rail freight and other relevant issues found via the Policy Context page.

The Planning Inspectorate also has webpages dedicated to the Northampton Gateway project, and the application documents, including the decision notice and report, are also available there – this can be found here.

Latest News

  • 14.10.19

    Development Consent Granted

    The Northampton Gateway SRFI was approved by the Secretary of State on 9th October 2019. More

  • 08.08.18

    Relevant Representation Period Ends

    The timeframe for registering as an interested party has now closed. PINS will now appoint an Examining Authority who will set a date for the Preliminary Meeting, which is expected to take place in early October 2018. More

  • 28.06.18

    Formal notices of acceptance

    Roxhill has today formally given notice of the acceptance of the application for Development Consent Order by the Planning Inspectorate... More

  • 18.06.18

    Accepted DCO Application

    Having received the application from Roxhill in May, following a review of the submitted documentation PINS has accepted the Northampton Gateway application for examination... More