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Clerk: Elaine Foxon
16 Cambridge Drive, Desford
Leics LE9 9JB

Tel: 07873 229990

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LCC - Consultation - Your Views

Your help is required for Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) development - public engagement on draft networks

Continuing with our programme of work to inform the Council's approach to providing enhanced cycling and walking facilities in the County, public engagement launches this week asking for people's views on the draft priority cycling and walking networks. These have been developed as part of the ongoing development of the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP's) for the Loughborough area, and South of Leicester area, which includes Blaby, Oadby and Wigston. More »

As many people as possible are encouraged to have their say on the draft plans by accessing the online map based engagement here:

Parish Councils are asked to promote to their local communities this engagement opportunity for people to help shape the priority cycling and walking networks from an early stage.

The engagement runs for 4 weeks (Thursday 20th January to Sunday 20th February) and responses will be considered alongside early feedback already received from local councillors, to help inform the final priority cycling and walking routes to be included in the LCWIP's for these areas.

LCWIP's set out the vision and key priorities for infrastructure improvements in each of the areas, to create attractive, joined-up priority cycling and walking networks, encouraging and enabling people to travel more sustainably. LCWIP's are also key plans in helping us to secure funding to deliver these improvements to cycling and walking routes, including via Government bidding opportunities and from developers.

It is currently anticipated that the LCWIPs will be finalised and presented to the Cabinet for approval in late summer/early autumn. » Less

Posted: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:58 by Elaine Foxon

Blaby District Council - News release

Rail Freight consultation underway

The public consultation for the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange has started.

Tritax Symmetry's consultation on their Rail Freight Interchange proposals will now be open for residents to have their say over the next eight weeks. Information can be found at, and comments can be made until Wednesday 09 March 2022.

The formal consultation from Tritax Symmetry sets out the plans, which include Industrial and Storage/Distribution units and a rail port with access from Junction 2 of the M69. The site is within the boundaries of Blaby District Council and Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, and is located south-west of the village of Elmesthorpe. More »

Blaby District Council is a statutory consultee and will not be deciding the application. Due to the size of the proposed development it is classed as a "Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project" and any decision will be made by the Secretary of State for Transport.

As well as a website, the developers will also be holding a number of public events for people to take a look at the plans and talk to Tritax Symmetry representatives. These events are planned to be held both in public and virtually, depending on any potential Covid-19 restrictions.

Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said: "Today is the day that residents can take a look at these plans in detail and have their say. We know the scale and size of the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange is concerning for many residents and that's why it is vital that people engage with this consultation.

"We are urging everyone to look at the information and share this with those you know in the community. We have been consistently clear with Tritax that they should share as much information as possible, and in this respect I can advise you that your Councillors have already asked numerous questions to which we are awaiting an urgent response.

"In addition we want to reiterate that whilst we will not be deciding any application, significant work till take place over the next year and more, reviewing the plans and offering our own detailed responses to Tritax and the Planning Inspectorate." » Less

Posted: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:20 by Elaine Foxon

Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange

Site Notice
Planning Act 2008
Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange Order 202X
Tritax Symmetry (Hinckley) Ltd (TSH) is commencing the statutory consultation on proposals for the Hinckley
National Rail Freight Interchange (HNRFI).

HNRFI is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) and includes alterations to Junction 2 of the M69 motorway to provide south-facing slip roads and a new highway linking Junction 2 of the M69 motorway with the B4468 Leicester Road. More »

As an NSIP the proposals are determined at a national level by the Government, rather than being determined by the local planning authority.

TSH intend to make an application for Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate.

The rail freight interchange is located on land to the north-east of Hinckley, south of Elmesthorpe, east of the
Leicester to Hinckley railway and west of the M69 motorway.

The boundary of the DCO is shown edged red on
the accompanying plan. The main features of the proposed Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange are:
a) New rail infrastructure off the Leicester to Hinckley railway;
b) An intermodal freight terminal aka railport, capable of accommodating up to 16 trains per day;
c) Up to 850,000 m2 of buildings for logistics use (comprising 650,000 square metres at ground floor level
and a further 200,000 square metres of mezzanine floorspace) – a use within Class B8 of the Town and
Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 as amended (warehouse and storage);
d) Lorry Park with welfare facilities and HGV fuelling facilities;
e) Highway works including:
i. Provision of south facing slips onto Junction 2 of the M69;
ii. A new highway link between M69 Junction 2 and B4668/A47 Leicester Road (The A47 Link);
iii. Improvements to existing highway junctions in the vicinity of the site

A DCO is the statutory process for obtaining planning permission for a NSIP. The application is Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA) development and TSH will submit an Environmental Statement with the Application.

The formal statutory consultation stage on HNRFI will run from 12th January 2022.

The deadline for responses to the consultation is 9th March 2022.

Members of the public are invited to attend an exhibition of the proposals on any of the following dates:
Wednesday 19th January 14.00 – 20.00 Elmesthorpe Village Hall
Friday 21st January 12.30 - 18.30 Stoney Stanton Village Hall
Saturday 22nd January 10.00 – 13.00 Elmesthorpe Village Hall
Monday 24th January 15.00 – 20.00 Burbage Millennium Hall
Wednesday 26th January 14.00 – 20.00 Sapcote Methodist Church
Friday 28th January 14.00 – 20.00 The George Ward Centre
Saturday 29th January 10.00 – 13.00 St Francis Community Centre
Monday 31st January 14.00 – 20.00 Ashby Road Sports Club
Tuesday 1st February 13.00 – 21.00 Narborough Parish Centre

The running of these events will be subject to current Government Covid-19 guidelines in place at the relevant
date in addition to any restrictions that may be in place at the particular venue.

The project website and social media platforms will be updated to announce any changes to the above events should they be prevented due to Covid-19 restrictions. All attendees are requested to wear a face covering when visiting the exhibition.

It may be necessary to ask members of the public to wait outside for attendance of the exhibition depending upon the
number of people viewing the proposals.

TSH will also host 2 webinar events. These events will be held on:
Tuesday 25th January 2022 14.00 – 16.00
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 18.00 – 20.00

Persons wishing to attend either of these events should register their interest via the HNRFI Website
( or the Community Information Line (0844 556 3002).

The public may respond to the consultation:
• Online at the project website by completing a feedback form (a hard copy of the form may be requested
free of charge via the Community Information Line).
• By completing a feedback form at the exhibitions
• In correspondence C/O Lexington Communications, 3rd Floor, Queens House, Queen Street,
Manchester, M2 5HT, or via email
• Through the Community Information Line

A link to the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange website will also be available on the project's social media
• Facebook - 'Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange – HNRFI';
• Twitter @HinckleyRail; and
• Instagram - 'hinckleynationalrailfreight'
More information about Hinckley National can be accessed from the Project Website including:

The Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) (Available now) - which explains how TSH will undertake
consultation with the local community.

The Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) (Available 12th January 2022) – which describes the
proposals in detail and explains the environmental impact of the development.

The Community Explanation Document (Available 12th January 2022) – which has been prepared specifically for the local community and is written in clear, accessible and non-technical language. Limited numbers of this document will be available at the exhibitions.

To request hardcopies of the following documents please contact TSH either through any of the 'Contact Us' details referenced on the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange Website, or by telephoning the Community Information Line number above.

Please note hardcopies are subject to the following reasonable printing and postal costs:
• Statement of Community Consultation £20.00 + VAT
• Preliminary Environmental Information Report £35.00 +VAT
• Community Explanation Document £5.00 + VAT
• Full set of all consultation material comprising all documents being made available for public consultation including appendices and plan £125.00 + VAT
Issued by: Tritax Symmetry (Hinckley) Limited, Grange Park Court, Roman Way, Northampton, NN4 5EA
Hinckley National Website
Community Information Line 0844 556 3002 » Less

Posted: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:06 by Elaine Foxon