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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.

Further focused consultation, December 2017 - January 2018

Roxhill has now undertaken two stages of public consultation – Stage 1 was held in December 2016 - January 2017, and Stage 2 was recently held between October 2017 and November 2017. There is an iterative relationship between the emerging detail of the development proposals, the outcomes of the consultation processes, and the outcomes from the wide-range of technical studies, surveys and assessments being carried out to inform the application.

Roxhill is now undertaking a further consultation process. This consultation is focused on a very limited number of small-scale changes to the emerging proposals, and is to ensure local awareness of these changes which were made since the recently concluded Stage 2 consultation process.

  • minor changes to some of the highways mitigation works some of which have implications for the extent of land affected close to the A508.
  • making explicit provision for an aggregates terminal within the intermodal terminal area; and
  • provision of a secure and dedicated HGV parking area for vehicles and drivers serving the site – not for HGVs in the wider area.

Further details are on the Consultation Page of this website.

Comments are due by 2nd February 2018 and can be provided by email or in writing.

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