Public exhibitions to see new DIRFT III plans which could create up to 9,000 new jobs in the Rugby area

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A SECOND round of public consultations ahead of the proposed expansion of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) in Crick will take place this month.

Rugby Radio Station Limited Partnership and Prologis UK Ltd are working together to expand DIRFT into its third phase.

Land has been earmarked for the expansion to the north of the existing development, on the BT Rugby Radio Station site to the east of the A5.

It would include a new replacement rail terminal, around 714,000 sq metres of rail storage and distribution buildings, operational facilities including a rail control building, an on-site lorry park for 290 vehicles as well as large areas of green open space, including the proposed Lilbourne Meadows.

The entire development is likely to be completed over 15 years and it could create around 9,000 new jobs.

Stage one of the consultation process began last year and this second phase will see a series of public exhibitions where details of the updates proposals can be seen.

They are scheduled to take place at the following locations: Lilbourne Village Hall, May 21, 3-7pm; Kilsby Village Hall, May 22, 3-7pm; Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Village Hall, May 23, 3-7pm and the C Station on the Rugby Radio Station site, May 26, 12-4pm.

Plans can also be viewed at Rugby Town Hall and Rugby Library.

For more information visit www.DIRFTIII.COM or call 0845 5438967 between Monday and Friday 9am to 5.30pm.