Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange | DB Community Engagement
Located at junction 2 of the M69, the plans for a National Rail Freight Interchange in Hinckley will deliver a large multi-purpose freight interchange and distribution facility connected to both the rail and road network.
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Community Engagement

Tritax Symmetry is committed to engaging with the local community about its proposals.  We have already held non-statutory consultations on the proposals between October and December 2018 and a series of exhibitions were held in six venues across the local area which were attended by around 1,500 people.  A further focused highways consultation was then held 8th July – 6th September 2019.  This included another six public consultation exhibitions which were attended by 1,200 people.

Informal Consultation: 22nd Oct – 7th Dec 2018

Tritax Symmetry undertook a first round of informal pre-application consultation in late 2018, both with statutory consultees, political representatives, community groups, persons with interest in the land, and the community within a zone approximately 3km around the proposed site boundary. The consultation was promoted with direct mail, site notices, public notices, press releases, and social media advertisements.

 

The consultation comprised eight public exhibitions at venues accessible to the local communities with a range of dates and times. Attendees could submit their feedback via a questionnaire on the website, a paper questionnaire at the public exhibition, via a Community Information Phone Line, dedicated email address, or via post.

Informal Highways Consultation: 8th July – 6th Sept 2019

A second informal consultation exercise was undertaken in 2019, focussing on potential road effects on local towns and villages, both from the HNRFI development and from the addition of the south-facing slips at Junction 2 of the M69. Tritax Symmetry explored options to address community concerns about highways impacts through various highways mitigation options.

 

The consultation was promoted via press releases, direct mail, site notices, public notices and social media advertisements. A total of six public exhibitions were held at various dates, times and venues to maximise public participation. Attendees could submit their feedback via a questionnaire on the website, a paper questionnaire at the public exhibition, via a Community Information Phone Line, dedicated email address, or via post.

Formal Consultation: 12th Jan – 8th April 2022

Tritax Symmetry has now concluded our formal statutory consultation where we have presented our revised proposals to the public and stakeholders. We are now in the process of reviewing all of the feedback we have received to enable us to finalise our proposal prior to submission of our application for a Development Consent Order later this year.

Tritax Symmetry hosted two webinars during the consultation.
You can watch them back here:

HNRFI Webinar 1:
2pm – 4pm, Tuesday 25th January 2022
HNRFI Webinar 2:
6pm – 8pm, Wednesday 2nd February 2022