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!

1. HNRFI (Hinckley National Rail Freight) in process of formal consultation

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.

On 13 April 2023, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed the application submitted by Tritax to develop the HNRFI had been accepted to proceed to examination.

Residents had until 23rd June 2023 to have their say and register as an Interested Party with the Planning Inspectorate. Anyone accepted as an Interested Party has been kept updated with each stage of the process.

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

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

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


Although the formal examination period has now closed, any of you who didn’t register as an Interested Party, but would still like to put forward your views and concerns, including how this development will affect your life and the surrounding area, 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

The Planning Inspectorate has been administering the examination process, which concluded on Tuesday 12 March 2024. The Secretary of State for Transport is expected to make a decision on this by the end of September 2024.

2. Land West of Stoney Stanton (LWSS) housing developmentplans not yet submitted

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.