Strategic Rail Freight Application

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PREVIOUS EXAMPLE: CORBY EUROHUB * Application 2006 * 2007 planning permission secured by Astral Developments * Early 2008 crisis and threats to sue and in October 2008 works starts on a road linking the DCs with the national rail network. * 2010 dispute to pay Section 106 payments or the Community Infrastructure Levy * 2012 revised plan was granted to encourage balanced economic growth

Suspected Abuse of Procedure
A few years ago there was a similar application made by ProLogis in Corby for the Eurohub strategic rail freight terminal including warehouses and manufacturing buildings which was never built. Planning permission for this project was granted in 2007. It took a long time for any type of work to begin on the site, local people feared that the project had been cancelled, but in October 2008 they started construction of a road linking the DCs with the national rail network. ProLogis issued out a statement reassuring the public that everything was fine. Speaking on new rail freight terminal at the Eurohub main development in Corby in 2008 Simon Jenkins, from ProLogis, said: “We remain committed to the development of Eurohub Main, Corby, at which we have recently just completed the first phase of site preparation. The Stanion rail freight terminal was supposed to provide a direct train link to and from the Felixstowe port. ProLogis also said: “We remain committed to the development of Eurohub Main, Corby, at which we have recently just completed the first phase of site preparation” ( 2008).

They struggled to pay more than £3 million under Section 106 payments or the Community Infrastructure Levy, (Corby Borough Council £850 000, Northampton County Council £2.5 million). In June 2010…...

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