Welcome to Stoney Stanton Action Group

Formed by residents of Stoney Stanton, the action group aims to stand-up for our village.

Two huge proposed developments are threatening
our village and local environment

1/ The Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange (HNRFI)

2/ A housing development on ‘Land West of Stoney Stanton’

Neither are a done deal!

Both these proposals have to undergo formal consultation stages

1. HNRFI (Hinckley National Rail Freight)

The Examining Body will hold its next Issue Specific Hearing on Wednesday 24 January, focussing on traffic, transport and noise. SSAG will be represented at this meeting.

The Agenda for the 24 January 2024 meeting at The Sketchley Grange Hotel, Hinckley, LE10 3HU and also on Microsoft Teams is available here.

Further details and documentation relating to HNRFI application can be found here.

The recordings and transcripts of the Hearings held between 30 October and 3 November can be found here.

Further details and action points arising from specific Hearings can be found on the PINS website

On 4th October 2023, SSAG committee members attended an online meeting about the PINS process for the HNRFI examination. The meeting was hosted by Alberto Costa MP and Dr Luke Evans MP, with many district and local councillors in attendance.

There is still time to make representations via PINS for registered Interested Parties – even if you have not registered please submit any further comments direct to your local MPs or via Stoney Stanton Action Group (using the online form).

Summary of next steps in the process to make further representations:

  • If you have already registered as an Interested Party by submitting a Relevant Representation (RR), then please also submit a Written Representation (WR) by the deadline 23:59 on 10th October 2023 to Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange | National Infrastructure Planning (planninginspectorate.gov.uk) and use the “Make a submission” button to submit your Written Representation.
  • Even if it is a very short WR, it would be worthwhile – focus on the things you are most concerned about as this will vary between individuals and groups / organisations.
  • Even if you haven’t registered, you can still input a written comment by writing to one of the MPs (see below)
  • If you have registered as an Interested Party, then, if you can, attend hearings about issues you are most concerned about (hearings listed below)
  • Preferably register to speak at the hearings – you need to register to speak by 10th October
  • Make comments about where information is inadequate / missing / or difficult to access. These are important things for the examiners to hear
  • You cannot make comments about the PINS process or National Policy Statements themselves, but it is important to make comments about why the HNRFI proposal doesn’t comply with National Policies (e.g. The National Policy Statement for for National Networks – NN NPS)

Preliminary meetings between the Examining Authority and Tritax (the developer) took place on 12th and 13th September 2023, and all those who registered as Interested Parties with The Planning Inspectorate were invited to attend, either in person or virtually via a link.

The summary and key points raised at these meetings can be viewed in the document below:

You can read the all the comments that were submitted here:

Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange | National Infrastructure Planning (planninginspectorate.gov.uk)

You can read about the proposals here: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/east-midlands/hinckley-national-rail-freight-interchange/?ipcsection=overview

Any of you who didn’t register as an Interested Party, but would still like to put forward your views and concerns to be included during the examination process, can still provide these by emailing your information to your local MP:

alberto.costa.mp@parliament.uk               Blaby
luke.evans.mp@parliament.uk                    Hinckley & Bosworth

It’s still very worthwhile submitting your views, including how this development will affect your life and the surrounding area.

On the 13 April 2023, The Planning Inspectorate confirmed the application submitted by Tritax to develop the HNRFI has been accepted to proceed to examination – see more about this here and what it means for us at this stage.

Residents had until 23rd June to have their say and register as an Interested Party with the Planning Inspectorate. Anyone accepted as an Interested Party will be kept updated with the next stages of the process.

This development is for a strategic rail freight interchange including an enormous warehousing complex, a rail port and lorry park.   The Rail Freight terminal would be sited next to Burbage Common up to Junction 2 of the M69. 

This will require a dedicated road access directly from J2 of the M69, a new highway link between J2 of M69 and B4668/A47 Leicester Road, highway works including the provision of south facing slips (northbound exit/southbound entry) onto the M69 at J2, landscaping and footpath and cycle links. The site lies across both Blaby District Council and Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council.

For full details and links to additional information – see our Rail Freight page.

2. Land West of Stoney Stanton (LWSS) housing development

This could lead to over 6,000 new houses / a new village being built just outside Stoney Stanton and up to the M69.

A consortium is promoting hundreds of acres of farmland in and around Stoney Stanton for this development. So far there has been no clear justification for more housing or even a new village to be development in this location.
There has been little or no impact assessment on how it would affect our village – but, it will without doubt increase pollution, noise and traffic levels around the village. In addition we will lose acres of important green space and separation.

Blaby District Council will have to decide, through its Local Planing process and series of consultations, whether the site should be allocated for development.

So there’s still time for us all to make our voices heard and STOP the over-development of our village and countryside.

For full details and current position – see our LWSS page

See all the latest NEWS here

We can all make a difference

The more villagers that oppose these developments in the right way and at the right time, the better chance we have in preserving our village.

Show your support today
(simply submit your details using the form on the right – or contact us at the village hall)

Support the Action Group and we’ll make sure you know what’s happening and what you can do to have your say:

We’ll show you what’s being proposed and when

We’ll provide you with the tools, information and critical dates – so you can make your voice heard simply and effectively

We’ll give you updates on the proposals and the actions being taken

If you have skills and knowledge that could help us fight these developments, or simply want to help by spreading the word or distributing leaflets, then please contact us.