Hitachi Rail Manufacturing Facility, Newton Aycliffe

Merchant Developments

Brief Description

The proposed development of the Hitachi Rail Manufacturing Facility at Newton Aycliffe is seen to be of regional and national significance having been selected ahead of a number of alternative sites across the UK.

Key Objectives

SAJ prepared a Transport Assessment (TA), a Framework Travel Plan (FTP) and the transport chapter in the Environmental Statement (ES) for the proposed development of the Hitachi Rail Manufacturing Facility at Newton Aycliffe, Durham.

The TA included an assessment of the potential impacts of the development on the surrounding network including the nearby A1(M). 

Outcomes

The application received support from the highways officers at Durham County Council, Darlington Borough Council (as the neighbouring authority) and the Highways Agency, contributing to planning approval

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