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This website is dedicated to the emerging Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) proposed by Roxhill Developments, known as ‘Northampton Gateway’. The proposals meet the definition of a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, and the application has now been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) – further details are provided on other pages of this website. The examination process, led by PINS, will begin later this summer – details will be provided on this website, and on the PINS website once the dates have been finalised.

The project proposes 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.

As a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) the proposals have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination before determination by the Secretary of State. More information about the NSIP process is provided on the About Application page of this website.

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

Relevant Representations Period Ends

The DCO Application was accepted for Examination in June 2018 and formal notices of acceptance were issued on Thursday 28th June. The deadline for making representations was 5 August and PINS will now appoint an Examining Authority, who will consider the representations made before setting a date for the Preliminary Meeting, which is expected to take place in early October 2018.

Further details will be posted on the Planning Inspectorate website.

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