Network Rail and Central Government
We have a functioning relationship with Network Rail, but they are as yet not in a position to give formal support to the project due to the position in our timeline. We hope once we’re comfortable that they will support us moving to GRIP or PACE to track where we are and what needs to be done.
It’s the same situation with our local member of Parliament, Chris Heaton-Harris. We haven’t been given his formal support yet, with one standout reason; he’s also the rail minister. He can’t look biased, which means he cannot support us in writing, although he thinks Daventry Parkway is a good idea and it should be examined in more detail.
We are working on gaining the support of Andrea Leadsom MP.