Welcome to DHL’s dedicated project website for the Land to the North of the Bell Plantation.

Our scheme at a glance

  • Creating 1,200 much-needed jobs for local people
  • Generating significant economic benefits for the local economy and £3m in business rates, which will support the local economic recovery and local council services
  • Providing a one-million sq.ft state-of-the-art facility to meet rising demand in the logistics sector
  • Environmental improvements, including biodiversity net gain and additional planting
  • Providing six hectares for a new home for Towcester Town FC

Planning Application

The planning application has been validated by West Northamptonshire Council. You can view the application in full on West Northamptonshire’s planning portal – https://snc.planning-register.co.uk/ – by searching for planning reference: WNS/2021/1819/EIA. You can provide your comments on the planning application on the planning portal.

Listening to the community

Following two phases of public engagement, DHL is now preparing to submitted a planning application to deliver a new world-class logisitics hub at the Land to the North of the Bell Plantation. The application will be publicly avaiable for comment once it has been submitted and validated by West Northamptonshire Council.

In April 2021, DHL launched its first phase of public engagement with a virtual public exhibition, including two engagement webinars, which presented DHL’s initial proposals and encouraged local residents to provide feedback. You can find the exhibition boards showing the initial proposals from April 2021 here.

Following the initial phase of public engagement, DHL took time to analyse the community’s feedback and consider amendments to the scheme. In September 2021, DHL launched its second phase of public engagement with an updated virtual public exhibition and physical drop-in events in Towcester, which presented updated proposals and demonstrated how DHL had responded to the community’s feedback. You can view the updated proposals via the virtual exhibition tab.

DHL has been keen to hear the view of the local community throughout the engagement process and is still open to responding to questions. The Contact Us section of the website, includes contact details for how to email – feedback@consultation-online.co.uk – or call the project team – 0800 298 7040.

Engagement Webinars

DHL held three engagement webinars to give the local community the opportunity to ask questions directly to the project team.

You can see the recordings of the three engagement webinars via the links below:

Monday 19th April – Initial Proposals Webinar #1

Tuesday 20th April – Initial Proposals Webinar #2

Tuesday 28th September – Updated Proposals Webinar