Thurlaston Parish Council

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Clerk: Elaine Foxon
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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.

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

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

Tags: Community, Consultation