Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange

About the application

View The Proposal (hinckleynrfi.co.uk) 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 hinckleynrfi@lexcomm.co.uk

What is it?

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

  • A rail freight terminal on the Felixstowe and Nuneaton railway line
  • 850,000sqm of warehouse floorspace (650,000 sqm ground floor and a further 200,000 sqm mezzanine floor space).
  • A rail port and lorry park
  • Dedicated road access directly from Junction 2 of the M69 and associated highway works
  • A new highway link from junction 2of the M69, which would run north-westwards across the southern end of the rail Freight, over the railway connecting to the B4669 Leicester Road (referred to as the A47 link road)
  • Landscaping and open space including footpath and cycle links

Where is it?

The site is mainly within Blaby District’s boundary, however part of the proposed A47 link road is within the Hinckley Borough, east of Hinckley urban area.

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.

Tritax 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 (planninginspectorate.gov.uk), 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: ‎07/06/2022 12:00