the Gailey Freight Hub
Glossary & Definition of
Terms, Abreviations and Acronyms used:
Land Classification: Grade 1 - excellent quality; 2 - Very good
quality; 3a - Good quality; 3b - Moderate quality; 4 - Poor
quality; 5 - Very poor.
Air Quality Management Area.
Where there is significant pollution. eg. exhaust fumes and the
area is monitored by the Local Authority.
Best and Most Versatile Agricultural Land
Land in Grades 1, 2, and 3a of the
Agricultural Land Classification. (Land in the proposal area is
in classifications 2 and 3)
A Planning Term for previously developed land
which has or had a permanent structure on it.
Department for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs. Current government department for Agriculture and
Order. (A Planning term - part of major procedures)
EIA & ES
Environmental Impact assessment &
Environmental Statement. A compulsory requirement to investigate
what the impact on the area is.
Ashes Limited. A shell company formed for the project.
(Monkton+Kilbride+Grosvenor in this case )
Freight Hub or Terminal or Interchange
Any type of freight
facility, road, rail or both. See SRFI
A Planning Designation for land around cities
and built up areas which aims to keep the land largely
undeveloped; check unrestricted
sprawl; save the countryside
from encroachment; and other laudible values. Defined by the
local planning authority's development plans.
Land that has not previously been developed
The executive agency for the Department for
Transport responsible for Operation & maintaining strategic
roads: motorways and trunk
roads (A5, A449)
ha , hectare
Unit of area. 10 000 square metres = 1 hectare = almost two and
a half acres (2.47 acres)
procedure required for certain projects to determine its effects
on the environment / traffic/ transport / wildlife / etc.
Changing between different modes of transport
eg. between road and rail using the same containers.
Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food. Dissolved in 2002 - see DEFRA
Statement. Government document relating to transport policy.
Not In My Back Yard. The cry of
those hoping to take advantage of our back yard - rather than
their own. Ours is full.
Significant Infrastructure Projects. Planning term for very
large size proposals. Rail freight interchanges are included
of the railway element.
Permission to carry out certain
developments without making a full planning application.
benefits (money or facilities) secured as part of a planning
approval, to be paid by the developer. May be part
of a Section106 agreement.
Planning Inspectorate (PINS or PI)
The national planning body that
processes planning appeals and examines Strategic planning
Previously developed land
See Brownfield land
Size and load. See
Railway terms below.
Environmental or ecological term: a Person,
plant or animal affected by environmental factors eg. noise,
pollution, disruption, etc.
Rochdale Envelope is an acknowledged way of dealing
with a planning application with environmental impact, named
after a UK planning law case. Its
gives developers considerable flexibility not to fix a design
completely. It has no benefit
Section 106 Agreement
agreement forming part of a planning approval whereby the
applicant pays the local council a sum of money.
Site of Natural
Conservation Importance or Site of Biological Interest (SBI).
Local Authority designated site for nature conservation.
Statement of Common Ground
Rail Freight Interchange or Terminal or Hub. A type of
freight hub with railway connection. See "strategic"
Site of Special
Scientific Interest. A site designated by Natural England under
the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 by virtue of plants,
A term usually associated with
transport or developments of national significance. Larger ones
can by-pass the local planning system.
Preservation Order. A mechanism to protect certain trees under
Local Authority protection.
See Railway Terms
West Midlands Interchange. The
name the proposers have given the project (even though
geographically not in the West Midlands).
Track gauge: dimension between
the rails. Standard UK gauge is 1435mm (4ft - 8 1/2")
Freight gauge or Loading Gauge A term
relating to the height, train width and load that the section of
the railway network can accept. eg.
W6, W8, W10 (the higher number means it can carry larger
and heavier trains).
Changing between different modes of
transport eg. between road and rail using the same containers.
Technical Rules. A UK Rail term for technical specifications
that differ from European standards.
Technical Specifications for Interoperability . An European Rail
Agency term for common specifications.
West Coast Main Line:
Connecting London, Rugby, Lichfield, Stoke, Manchester,
Liverpool, Glasgow & Edinburgh. The
railway passing through Penkridge is the Birmingham Loop - a
busy two track section connecting Birmingham-
Wolverhampton-Penkridge-Stafford to the WCML. Classified as W10