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News  »  Press release: Hinckley National Rail freight plans withdrawn for further work

   Press release: Hinckley National Rail freight plans withdrawn for further work    6 March, 2023

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR



 ISSUED 3 March 2023

Hinckley National Rail freight plans withdrawn for further work

Developers Tritax Symmetry have had to withdraw their application for the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange.

Tritax had submitted the application to the Planning Inspectorate on 6 February for consideration.  However, the Planning Inspectorate have told Tritax they failed to provide a required technical report in their submission documents.

On 21 February the Borough Council submitted a response that the scheme’s consultation falls short of what should have been undertaken, highlighting deficiencies in the time and information available during consultations, and there were limitations and gaps in the baseline information provided.

It is understood Tritax will now take several weeks to prepare this report and will then need to resubmit their application.

This will restart the process from the start of the acceptance phase.

The scheme, earmarked for 440 acres of land between the M69 and the Leicester to Birmingham railway line, is to the north-east of Hinckley - partially within the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough with the majority situated within the Blaby District – and would be based close to Junction 2 of the M69 to the north of Burbage Common. 


Whilst Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council can comment on the application throughout the formal process, it cannot make the final decision. The scheme is considered of such scale and national importance it will be determined by the Secretary of State.



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