‘DIRFT III’ is a proposal to deliver the expansion of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal. The proposal is located on the former Rugby Radio Station site, on land to the east of the A5, and is being brought forward by Prologis and the Rugby Radio Station Limited Partnership (RRSLP) – a joint venture between BT and Aviva Investors.
The DIRFT III proposals have an important role to play in the future of the UK logistics industry. An expanded operation at the DIRFT estate has the potential to support large-scale rail served logistics development, which will provide up to 9,000 new jobs, reduce carbon emissions in the way goods are distributed, and deliver an exemplar facility that the local area, wider region and country can be proud of.
The DIRFT III proposals were accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate on 20 March 2013, having been resubmitted on 22 February 2013. This follows comprehensive engagement with stakeholders and local communities stretching back as far as 2003.
Further details can be found on the Planning Inspectorate website.
The proposals will now be subject to examination by the Planning Inspectorate. A decision is expected in 2014. We look forward to continuing our dialogue with local communities and stakeholders in the area.