The site will include the delivery of:
Railway sidings and freight transfer area alongside the two-track railway between Hinckley and Leicester. This line forms a part of Network Rail’s ‘F2N’ freight route between Felixstowe and Nuneaton, lengths of which have been the subject of upgrades, and is also well-placed in the national rail network to provide direct links to and from major cargo terminals at Southampton, Liverpool and the Humber estuary.
A dedicated road access directly from Junction 2 of the M69 motorway, which connects the M6 near Coventry to the M1 near Leicester and links to the A5 in between. As a part of the proposals, a northbound off-slip and a southbound on-slip would be added to this Junction, which currently caters only for motorway traffic heading to and from the north.
Up to 13.71 hectares (ha) of level land for the construction of a rail port for the loading and unloading of freight trains, and for a total area of up to 850,000 square metres gross internal area (GIA) (650,000 square metres gross external area (GEA) ‘footprint’ and 200,000 square metres of mezzanine floorspace) of high-bay storage and logistics buildings in a single land parcel bounded by the railway to the north-west and the M69 to the south-east.
Land for landscape and planting works, ecological mitigation, drainage balancing ponds and footpath and cycleway links.