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Planning

  • Detailed site information.
  • Suitability of alignments (routes) and sites for protection in LDFs for possible future terminals/ Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges (SRFIs).
  • If more freight is to be carried by rail, a network of terminals/SRFIs is needed to load and off load the freight.
  • In cases of local opposition to terminals, Freight on Rail can help inform the debate, make the wider regional and national case for rail freight terminals and help to replace ill-founded perceptions with reality. For example, the adverse effects of a terminal can be mitigated with careful design to reduce noise and light pollution. The overall strategic, environmental, social and economic benefits to society of a rail freight terminal need to be taken into account to counter the local disadvantages such as increased HGV traffic when deciding whether to give planning permission for terminals.

Contact Freight on Rail for advice.


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