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Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange

About the application

View The Proposal ( to find out details of the plans for the Rail Freight Interchange, including consultation event dates.

If you have questions, as a member of the public, you can phone the community information line, operated by Lexington Communications on 0844 556 3002. You can also email [email protected]

What is it?

The Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange is a large proposed development in the south of the District of Blaby. The site is proposed to include:

  • Industrial and storage/distribution units
  • A rail port and lorry park
  • Dedicated road access directly from Junction 2 of the M69 and associated highway works
  • Landscaping including footpath and cycle links

Where is it?

The site is wholly within Blaby District’s boundary to the south east of Hinckley and Bosworth, east of Burbage Common.

Who is deciding this application?

The development is considered to be a nationally significant infrastructure project and, as such, the council will act as a statutory consultee in the process and will not be responsible for determining the application.

DB Symmetry will be making a formal application to the Secretary of State for a development consent order. This is done through the Infrastructure Planning Unit (, which is administered by the Planning Inspectorate.

All documents forming the application, including any formal comments the council makes on the application, can be found on the above website.

Last updated: ‎16‎/‎03‎/‎2020‎ ‎11‎:‎23‎