Rail freight

06.05.20

Go ahead for West Midlands Interchange development

Expansion for a new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange and other supporting infrastructure works near Junction 12 of the M6 motorway in South Staffordshire District has been given development consent.

The application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by Four Ashes Limited on August 3rd 2018 and accepted for examination on August 24th 2018.

Following an examination during which the public, statutory consultees and interested parties were given the opportunity to give evidence to the Examining Authority, a recommendation was made to the Secretary of State on November 27th 2019.

Sarah Richards, The Planning Inspectorate’s Chief Executive, said: ““This is the 84th nationally significant infrastructure project to have been examined and decided within the timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008.

“The Planning Inspectorate is committed to giving local communities the opportunity of being involved in the examination of projects that may affect them. Local people, the local authority and other interested parties were able to participate in a 6-month long examination. The Examining Authority listened and gave full consideration to local views before making their recommendation.”

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