Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

This page sets out the timetable for the examination of the application. It includes the deadlines for submissions to be made to the Planning Inspectorate and the dates of events taking place during the Examination. The Examination Timetable is also set out in an annex to the Rule 8 letter that was sent to Interested Parties at the start of the Examination.

Event DateDescription
 Date Passed
09 October 2018
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
09 October 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)
ISH1 on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO)
 Date Passed
10 October 2018
Open Floor Hearing (OFH)
Open Floor Hearing (OFH)
 Date Passed
17 October 2018
Issue by the Examining Authority (ExA)
Issue by the ExA of:
- Examination Timetable
- The ExA’s Written Questions
 Date Passed
06 November 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
- Local Impact Reports from any local authorities
- Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA (except those requested for submission by Deadline 3)
- Draft s.106 Agreements and any similar Agreements and allied documents
- Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions
- Written Representations (WRs)
- Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
- Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
- Comments on updated application documents submitted by the Applicant before the PM – See Annex E of Rule 8 letter
- Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
- Nominations of suggested locations and justifications for site inspections for consideration by the ExA
- Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
- Draft Itinerary to be provided by the Applicant for an ASI
- Notification from any Affected Person of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
- Notification of wish to speak at any subsequent Issue Specific Hearings (ISH)
- Notification of wish to speak at a subsequent Open Floor Hearing (OFH)
- Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an Interested Party (IP) by the ExA
- Notification of wish to have future correspondence received electronically
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 
20 November 2018
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Revised dDCO from Applicant
- Comments on Local Impact Reports
- Comments on any SoCG submitted at Deadline 1
- Comments on WRs
- Responses to comments on RRs
- Comments on responses to the ExA’s Written Questions
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 1
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
23 November 2018
Issue by the ExA
Issue by the ExA of:
- Notification of ASI (if required)
 
30 November 2018
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) between:
o Applicant and Ashfield Land and Gazeley GLP
o Applicant, Ashfield Land and Gazeley GLP and Network Rail – see Procedural Decision (1) Annex B of Rule 8 letter
- Comments on the Applicant’s revised dDCO
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 2
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
18 December 2018
Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
Date reserved to hold an ASI (if required)
 
19 December 2018
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH2)
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH2)
ISH2 on Environmental matters including Transport, Landscape & Visual, Ecology, Air Quality and Other matters
 
20 December 2018
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH3)
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH3)
ISH3 on the dDCO
 
20 December 2018
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH)
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 
08 January 2019
Deadline for receipt of:
- Comments on SoCG submitted for D3
- Any revised dDCO from the Applicant
- Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 3
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
05 February 2019
Publication by ExA
Publication by ExA of:
- The ExA’s Further Written Questions (if required)
- The ExA’s preferred dDCO or dDCO commentary (if required)
- Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)
 
26 February 2019
Deadline for receipt of:
- Responses to Further Written Questions (if issued)
- Comments on the ExA’s preferred dDCO or dDCO commentary (if issued)
- Comments on the RIES (if issued)
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 4
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
12 March 2019
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH4)
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH4)
Date reserved to hold ISH4 on Cumulative Impact and interaction Issues
 
13 March 2019
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH5)
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH5)
Date reserved to hold ISH5 on the dDCO (if required)
 
13 March 2019
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
Date reserved to hold CAH2 (if required)
 
14 March 2019
Open floor Hearing 2 (OFH2)
Date reserved to hold OFH2
 
19 March 2019
Deadline for receipt of:
- Final draft DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report
- Final s.106 Agreements and any similar Agreements and allied documents
- Final SoCG
- Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
- Comments on responses to the ExA’s Further Written Questions (if required)
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 5
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
26 March 2019
Deadline for receipt of:
- Comments on the Applicant’s final dDCO
- Comments on final s.106 Agreements and any similar Agreements and allied documents
- Comments on final SoCG
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 6
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
09 April 2019
The ExA is under a duty to complete the examination of the application by the end of the period of six months beginning with the day after the close of the Preliminary Meeting.
 
09 April 2019
Deadline for close of examination