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Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange

Volume 738: debated on Tuesday 17 October 2023

I rise to present a petition that urges the Government to oppose granting development consent for the Hinckley national rail freight interchange, a proposed 440-acre logistics hub in South Leicestershire.

In an area with more than its fair share of warehouses, logistics parks and new housing, my constituents, as well as many represented by my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (Dr Evans), have overwhelmingly spoken out against the proposed development, including Conservative-led Blaby District Council, with its excellent councillors, who have done so much to listen to my constituents. I present the petition on behalf of the local residents who have signed it, and the additional 1,549 constituents who expressed support for it in a recent survey.

The petition of residents of the constituency of South Leicestershire,

Declares that the construction of the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange goes against wishes of some constituents in South Leicestershire, further notes the potential detrimental impact it may have on the local environment, infrastructure, and surrounding communities.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to take into account the concerns of the petitioners and take immediate action to ensure that the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange is not built.

And the petitioners remain, etc.