Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange was taken on 09 October 2019 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 Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at [email protected] or telephone the helpline on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (34 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:

Notification of Decision Letter
Secretary of State Decision Letter
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State
Recommendation Report
Post-Examination Submissions

10 October 2019
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
09 October 2019
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
09 July 2019
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The examination closed at 23:59 on 9 April 2019.

09 April 2019
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03 April 2019
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26 March 2019
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21 March 2019
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19 March 2019
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Submissions for Deadline 5 – 26 February 2019 have been published.

27 February 2019
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10 January 2019
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Deadline 3 submissions have been published.

04 December 2018
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The Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) will commence at 10.00am on Tuesday 18 December 2018. Attendees are requested to arrive at the meeting place at 09.30am at the PHP Offices (The Old Rectory, Milton Malsor NN7 3AQ).

A full ASI itinerary, will be published on our website in the week before the ASI. Please see the notification letter for further details.

28 November 2018
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21 November 2018
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09 November 2018
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

17 October 2018
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
09 October 2018
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

10 September 2018
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Relevant representations published on the website
13 August 2018
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Registration of interested parties closes
05 August 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
28 June 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

15 June 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
15 June 2018
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 21 May 2018.

The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see MHCLG guidance on the pre-application process)

22 May 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
21 May 2018