DIRFT expansion: Now have your say

PLANS for the expansion of Daventry International Rail and Freight Terminal (DIRFT) are currently on display.

DIRFT III will be located on the former Rugby Radio Station site, on land to the east of the A5 near to the villages of Lilbourne and Crick.

It is being brought forward by Prologis and the Rugby Radio Station Limited Partnership (RRSLP) – a joint venture between BT and Aviva Investors.

The proposal has now been examined by the planning inspectorate, who will eventually determine the application, and it is currently looking for feedback from members of the public.

If the application is accepted, it could see a total of 9,000 jobs bought to the area.

The development will consist of 731,000 square metres of warehouse space and will take around 15 years to build.

The plans can be seen by visiting Daventry District Council offices in Lodge Road or Long Buckby Library. They can also be viewed at the offices of Rugby Borough Council and the library in the town. The last chance to view and comment on the plans is Monday, May 20.

For more information on the plans, visit www.dirftiii.com. Anyone with comments can either visit this website or alternatively call 0303 444 5000.