Consultation outcome

Freight facility access contracts: altered general approval and guidance

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The responses and conclusions from this consultation, including the revised general approval and guidance for freight facility access, were published on 19 February 2018.

Original consultation


Seeks views on a revised general approval process, expanding its scope, and guidance for freight facility access contracts and applications.

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This consultation ran from

Consultation description

We are seeking views on a proposed:

The general approval suggestions:

  • expand its scope from ports and terminals to all freight facilities which are not light or heavy maintenance depots
  • allows for contracts of up to 10 years to be approved
  • includes modifications to making it shorter and easier to use

Revised guidance covers how Office of Rail and Road will:

  • deal with applications for new facility access contracts
  • amendments to existing contracts
Published 21 August 2017