Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal was taken on 03 July 2014 and has now been issued.

The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all interested parties accompanying the statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at enquiries@infrastructure.gsi.gov.uk or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (33 items)

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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the following decision documentation:

Secretary of State Decision Letter
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State
Examining Authority’s report to the Secretary of State
Planning Inspectorate notification of decision letter

03 July 2014
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
03 July 2014
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The Examining Authority issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State on 7 April 2014. A decision will be published within 3 months. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.

08 April 2014
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
07 April 2014
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The examination has now closed. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. Please see the letter sent to interested parties.

09 January 2014
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The applicant’s response to the ExA’s request for further information (rule 17) dated 3 December 2013 has been published

19 December 2013
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A request for further information has been issued to the applicant.

05 December 2013
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10 December site visit cancelled

The Examining Authority has decided to cancel the accompanied site visit provisionally scheduled for the 10 December 2013.

03 December 2013
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The audio recordings of the third Issue Specific DCO Hearing (MP3 63 MB) and Open Floor Hearing (MP3 19 MB) have now been published.

29 November 2013
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The following documents submitted for the deadline of 18 November 2013 have been published:
– Revised draft Development Consent Order
– Revised Development Consent Obligation
– Revised Explanatory Memorandum
– Schedule of changes
– Applicant’s response to the ExA’s rule 17 letter dated 29 November 2013
– Applicant’s response to the ExA’s rule 17 letter dated 8 November 2013
– Mr Atkin’s response to the ExA’s rule 17 letter dated 8 November 2013

20 November 2013
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Requests for further information (rule 17) have been issued to the Applicant and Mr Michael Atkin.

08 November 2013
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A notification for an Issue Specific Hearing on the draft DCO and an Open Floor Hearing has been issued

24 October 2013
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The agenda for the second draft DCO issue specific hearing has been published.

15 October 2013
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03 September 2013
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A hearing notification has been published.

05 August 2013
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The Examining Authority, in his Procedural Decision dated 15 July 2013, has accepted additional documents submitted by the Developer at the Preliminary Meeting.

15 July 2013
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

15 July 2013
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
08 July 2013
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.

11 June 2013
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Relevant representations published on the website
23 May 2013
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Registration of interested parties closes
20 May 2013
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Registration of interested parties begins
11 April 2013
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The application has been accepted for examination

20 March 2013
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
20 March 2013
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The application for Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal was resubmitted on 22 February 2013. A decision whether to accept this application must be made by 22 March 2013.

The previous application for development consent was received on 31 October 2012 and subsequently a decision of non-acceptance was made on 28 November 2012. Documents relating to the previous submission can be viewed under the superseded section of the project page.

22 February 2013
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
22 February 2013