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The Development

This website is dedicated to the emerging Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) proposal being brought forward by Roxhill Developments.

Known as ‘Northampton Gateway’, the project would see development of 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, and a new bypass to the village of Roade, as well as significant new landscaping and tree planting to substantially screen the site from surrounding communities.

Further details of the emerging 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 project is at a relatively early stage, but meets the criteria of a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). This means that the proposals will be submitted for determination by the Secretary of State. More information about the NSIP process is provided on this website. Once the application is prepared the documents and plans will be made available via the Application Documents page.

The Planning Inspectorate also has webpages dedicated to the Northampton Gateway project – this can be found here.

The pages of this website contain information about the proposals, and as the project progresses will be updated. Details will be added about the supporting technical work, public consultation and engagement activity, and in due course, about determination of the application. It is intended to be a useful resource for anyone with an interest in the proposals, including members of local communities close to the proposals. The News links and the News page are provided to help visitors to the website understand the latest changes updates.

Consultation Events - October and November 2017

Public exhibitions were held as follows:

  • Hilton Hotel, Collingtree – Monday 9th October, 1.30pm – 7.30pm
  • The Royal Oak pub, Blisworth - Wednesday 11th October, 1.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Milton Malsor Village Hall - Friday 13th October, 2pm – 7-30pm
  • Roade Primary School – Saturday 14th October, 12 noon – 5pm
  • The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester (SNDC Council Chamber) – Friday 20th October, 2pm – 7pm.

There are no further exhibitions planned however if you require any further information please contact the consultation team using one of the following methods:

By the Website: Via the comments form.

By Post: Northampton Gateway SRFI, PO Box 10570, Nottingham, NG2 9RG

By e-mail:

By telephone: 01788 538 440

Please be aware that responses will be made public.