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

db symmetry is committed to engaging with the surrounding local communities to improve the proposals before they are submitted.


An informal public consultation was held on the proposals between October and December 2018. Eight exhibitions were held in venues across the local area and these were attended by around 1,500 residents. In response to the feedback received to the first informal consultation stage, a further round of informal consultation is now taking place, focussing on road improvement options outside the main HNRFI development site.  This consultation will run from 8th July – 6th September 2019.


In discussion with the local authorities, db symmetry has prepared a Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) which details how the local community will be consulted on the proposals. db symmetry has committed to undertake a robust consultation which goes beyond the minimum requirements typical for this sort of application.


A series of local events will be held in locations that are accessible for residents across the Blaby District and Hinckley and Bosworth Borough.


Statutory consultations will follow later in 2019 and will include a fully reasoned response to the informal public consultation exercise.


Further details on dates for the above series of consultation events is below:

  • Monday 29th July 4pm-8pm

St Francis Community Centre, Tudor Road, Hinckley, LE10 0EQ

  • Wednesday 31st July 10am-2pm

The George Ward Centre, Church Lane, Barwell, LE9 8DG

  • Saturday 3rd August 10am-2pm

Elmesthorpe Village Hall Wilkinson Lane, Elmesthorpe, LE9 7SP

  • Saturday 3rd August 4pm-8pm

Sapcote Methodist Church, 39 Leicester Road, Sapcote, LE9 4JE

  • Wednesday 7th August 12:30pm-6:30pm

Stoney Stanton Village Hall, 1 New Road, Stoney Stanton, LE9 4LQ

  • Saturday 10th August 10am-2pm

Burbage Methodist Church, Windsor St, Burbage, LE10 2EF


For those unable to attend one of the events, all materials from the exhibitions will be available on our website at www.hinckleynrfi.co.uk from the start of the consultation, which begins on the 8th July 2019.