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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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Tritax Symmetry (Hinckley) Ltd has announced the publication of the Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC) on plans for developing the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange (HNFRI).


Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange would deliver a multi-purpose freight interchange and distribution centre on land to the south of Elmesthorpe between the Leicester to Hinckley railway to the north-west and the M69 motorway (near Junction 2) to the south-east.

The publication of the SOCC sets out how Tritax Symmetry (Hinckley) Ltd will consult with the local communities likely to be affected by the proposed development and precedes the start of the next phase of statutory consultation that is expected in the new year. The statutory consultation follows non-statutory consultations on the proposals undertaken between October and December 2018, including a series of exhibitions held in six venues across the local area that were attended by around 1,500 people. This was followed by a focused highways consultation held between July and September 2019 which included a further six exhibitions that were attended by 1,200 people.


The SOCC has been prepared in consultation with the appropriate local authorities and has now been published on the Hinckley National Website (https://www.hinckleynrfi.co.uk/) under the Consultation Materials tab and will be available to view free of charge until 8th April 2022.


It will also be displayed on the websites of Blaby District Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Harborough District Council, and North Warwickshire Borough Council. While the public libraries of Blaby, Hinckley, Burbage, Enderby, Kirby Muxloe, Market Bosworth, Newbold Verdon, Sapcote, and Desford have agreed to make available the SOCC to visiting members of the public.


Sinead Turnbull, Planning Director at Tritax Symmetry (Hinckley) Limited, said:


“We are committed to consulting with the community on our proposals for HNRFI and the publication of the SOCC is the next step in this process. We want to work with the local community to develop our proposals and look forward to engaging with local people to hear what they have to say in the new year.”


For more information residents can contact Tritax Symmetry (Hinckley) Ltd by:

  • Emailing the consultation team at hinckleynrfi@lexcomm.co.uk
  • Writing to c/o Lexington Communications, Third Floor, Queens House, Queen Street, Manchester M2 5HT
  • Telephoning the Community Information Line on 0844 556 3002 (weekdays, 9.00am – 5.30pm)
  • Visiting the project website at hinckleynrfi.co.uk
Formal consultation // 2021

Following the informal consultations, Tritax Symmetry is reviewing feedback ahead of the formal consultation which will take place later this year.

Informal highways consultation // 2019

Following the informal consultation in 2018, Tritax Symmetry undertook a second round of informal consultation on the HNRFI proposals, focussed specifically on the road improvement options outside the main development site. A series of public exhibitions were held across the local area as follows:

  • Monday 29th July 4pm-8pm – St Francis Community Centre
  • Wednesday 31st July 10am-2pm – The George Ward Centre
  • Saturday 3rd August 10am-2pm – Elmesthorpe Village Hall
  • Saturday 3rd August 4pm-8pm – Sapcote Methodist Church
  • Wednesday 7th August 12:30pm-6:30pm – Stoney Stanton Village Hall
  • Saturday 10th August 10am-2pm – Burbage Methodist Church

The consultation ran from 8th July to 6th September 2019.

Informal consultation // 2018

In 2018, Tritax Symmetry undertook an informal consultation on the HNRFI proposals. The consultation included eight public exhibitions across the local area on the following dates:

  • Friday 26th October, 2pm-8pm – Elmesthorpe Village Hall
  • Saturday 27th October, 10am-1pm – Elmesthorpe Village Hall
  • Monday 29th October, 3pm-8pm – Burbage Millennium Hall
  • Wednesday 31st October, 2pm-8pm – Sapcote Methodist Church
  • Friday 2nd November, 1pm-7pm – Stoney Stanton Village Hall
  • Wednesday 7th November, 2pm-8pm – The George Ward Centre
  • Friday 9th November, 12pm-6pm – St Francis Community Centre
  • Saturday 10th November, 12pm-6pm – St Francis Community Centre

The consultation ran from 22nd October until 7th December 2018.

Archaeological evaluation // 27th September 2018

We’ve agreed a programme of archaeological evaluation with Leicestershire County Council’s Archaeological Adviser. Work has now commenced on site and we’re expecting it to continue over the next few months. If you have any questions about this ongoing work, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.