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Project Overview

The Rail Central Development Consent Order (DCO) application has now been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. This website provides background information about the proposals and the consultation that took place in preparing the plans. Please visit the Planning Inspectorate website for the final submission documents and future updates:

Rail Central is a proposed new major logistics and distribution hub with direct rail connections to the West Coast Main Line and Northampton Loop Line alongside road access to the A43 and M1. In addition, the proposals include highway improvements to 15 junctions, with a major upgrade to J15A of the M1.

The proposals are considered to be a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008 and will therefore be determined by the Planning Inspectorate and ultimately the Government. The Project consists of two NSIPs. The main SRFI site is one NSIP and the other is works to Junction 15A of the M1.

The project is being brought forward by Ashfield Land in partnership with Gazeley GLP.