Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

What happens next

An application for the above project was received by the Planning Inspectorate from Ashfield Land Management Limited and Gazeley GLP Northampton s.á.r.l. on 29 October 2018. You can find the application documents for this application in the ‘Documents’ section  of this project page.

From the day after receipt of the application, the Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it. The acceptance decision on this application should therefore be made by Monday 26 November 2018.

If the application is accepted, we will:

  • On the day of the decision publish the acceptance decision and the Adequacy of Consultation Representations received from the relevant local authorities.
  • As soon as practicable after the acceptance decision, publish the date from which you will be able to register to put your case on the application (by making a Relevant Representation) and become an Interested Party.
  • As soon as practicable after the acceptance decision, publish the date on which the registration period will close.
  • From the opening day of the registration period (as determined by the Applicant’s notification and publication) make the Relevant Representation form available on this website.

If the application is not accepted, we will:

  • Publish the decision letter and reasons why it hasn’t been accepted.
  • Remove all of the application documentation from this project page.

We cannot accept your views about this application until the registration period has opened. However, if you would like to find out more about the process in the meantime, please download Advice Note 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination and/or refer to Planning Act 2008: guidance on the pre-application process.

Timeline (3 items)

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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 29 October 2018.
The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as
soon as practicable to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what
is being proposed in this application. The Planning Inspectorate will therefore
make the application documents available as soon as practicable.

This provision is solely for the purpose of allowing more time to all those who
wish to become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed ahead of
the relevant representation period without lengthening the overall time
required for the application process. There will be no opportunity at this
stage to make comments on the application. However, if the application is
accepted anyone interested in the application will be able to register and
express their views during the relevant representation stage and the
subsequent examination

29 October 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
29 October 2018
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The application for Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange) has not been accepted for examination. The reasons for non-acceptance are available in a letter issued on behalf of the Secretary of State.

A number of documents related to the application not accepted on 19 October 2018 remain to be published, these will be published in the week commencing 22 October 2018.

19 October 2018