Further consultation to begin on proposed rail freight interchange (Ashfield Land Proposal)

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A consultation is about to begin on the proposed development of a strategic rail freight interchange, situated at Arm Farm, between Milton Malsor and Blisworth.

The proposed interchange would comprise

Following a meeting of South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) planning committee on Thursday, 13 July it was the recommendation of SNC that an additional public meeting be held in Towcester during the consultation period and that the Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) be amended to include details of this event.

The promoter has accepted this recommendation.

Cllr Roger Clarke, SNC’s portfolio holder for planning, said: "It is vital that the promoter consults with the communities neighbouring this proposed development, and ensures that all those who could be affected by it are given a fair and equal opportunity to view the plans."

Phase one of the statutory consultation was carried out in spring/summer of 2016. Phase two will now run from Friday, 15 September 2017 to Monday, 23 October 2017.

During this time, consultation documents describing the proposal will be available for the public to view at:

Information and consultation materials will also be available in other local venues including, Blisworth Post Office and Stores, The Walnut Tree Inn in Blisworth and Blacky More Community Centre, East Hunsbury.

There will also be exhibitions and public consultation events in Milton Malsor, Blisworth and Roade:

Information letters and invitations will be sent to approximately 7,700 addresses in Milton Malsor, Blisworth, Roade and Towcester.