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Cracknore Kilbride and its subsidiaries have and continue to produce new and innovative solutions to corporate and community infrastructure and energy requirements. Here are a selection of the completed projects and new features generated from our work in the sectors.

West Midlands Interchange

Interchange is set to boost local jobs and the economy

The West Midlands Interchange (WMI), a new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) in South Staffordshire, is set to become a reality after it was granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Secretary of State for Transport on 4 May 2020. The DCO decision is now clear of the judicial review period. Kilbride has led the development from the start, including the original site assembly of the project through to the rail and planning approvals, and is working in partnership within the Four Ashes Limited joint venture with privately owned international property group, Grosvenor Group and Piers Monckton, the local majority land owner. The WMI site will boost economic growth through its location in the M54 Wolverhampton – Staffordshire High Growth Zone. It supports both the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy and the ambitions of the ‘Midlands Engine’, which together aim to help deliver a high-skilled, competitive economy that benefits people in the West Midlands and throughout the UK.

West Midlands Interchange

Secretary of State for Transport approved the Development Consent Order

The Secretary of State for Transport approved the Development Consent Order for West Midlands Interchange (WMI) on 4 May 2020. There is now a six week period in which the decision may be challenged in the High Court, a legal process known as a Judicial Review. For more information please visit the Planning Inspectorate’s website: The WMI is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project that will be located at Junction 12 of the M6. It comprises of: • An intermodal freight terminal with direct connections to the West Coast Main Line, capable of accommodating up to 10 trains per day and trains of up to 775m long, including container storage, Heavy Goods Vehicle (‘HGV’) parking, rail control building and staff facilities; • Up to 743,200 square metres (gross internal area) of rail served warehousing and ancillary service buildings; • New road infrastructure and works to the existing road infrastructure; • Demolition of existing structures and earthworks to create development plots and landscape zones; • Reconfiguring and burying of existing overhead power lines and pylons; and • Strategic landscaping and open space, including alterations to public rights of way and the creation of new ecological enhancement areas and publicly accessible open areas.

West Midlands Interchange

Development Consent Order application to be examined by Planning Inspectorate

Kilbride is promoting a new Strategic Rail freight development of approximately 8m square feet of B8 logistics warehousing and a 775m intermodal rail terminal through its joint venture, Four Ashes Limited (FAL), with Grosvenor Group and local landowner Piers Monckton. Following three consultation processes, Four Ashes Ltd (FAL) submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO), for the West Midlands Interchange (WMI), a proposed new strategic rail freight interchange (SRFI) in South Staffordshire which is to be examined by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS).

Public’s view sought on West Midlands Interchange

Four Ashes Limited has launched a public consultation on its plans to build a major new strategic rail freight interchange (SRFI) to serve South Staffordshire and the West Midlands. The project is being led by Kilbride. Consultation on early design options for the scheme starts on Monday June 13 and will run until Sunday July 24. Four Ashes Limited is encouraging interested members of the public and businesses to have their say at this early stage in the project’s development. A number of public exhibitions are scheduled, where people can look at plans and documents and discuss the project first hand with members of the project design team.

Proposed Development at Callington Road, Tavistock

Bovis Homes and Kilbride delighted by planning approval.

Alternative Route to the Dawlish Line

The recent closure of the rail line at Dawlish in Devon has highlighted again the fragility of the rail connections for passengers and freight to Cornwall and South Devon from Exeter.

Tavistock-Bere Alston Rail Reinstatement Scheme

Update on progress on the 50th Anniversary of the Beeching Report

Bere Alston to Tavistock Rail Line

Letter to the Tavistock Times Gazette 7th March 2013

Bere Alston to Tavistock Rail Line

Core Strategy adopted and Bovis Homes signed up for 750 unit development

Kilbride Announces the Management Buyout

Kilbride Group Announcement 28th October 2009 For release on Friday 30th October 2009

Rail Minister opens Kilbride Group´s Rail Terminal at Swindon Keypoint

Announcement, 28th October 2008

Plans for trains to Tavistock move further down the line

Joint Press Release - Devon County Council and Kilbride

RPS Bristol secures backing for Tavistock expansion proposal

By David Callaghan, Planning