Sapcote Parish Council

Serving the people of Sapcote

Village Sign

Clerk: Josie Blackburn
15 William Spencer Avenue
Sapcote, Leicestershire
LE9 4NF

Tel: 07305 168086

Sapcote Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We endeavour to make Sapcote a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

HNRFI - Public Consultation 26th January 2022

Sapcote Parish Council

FORMAL PUBLIC CONSULTATION

HINCKLEY NATIONAL RAIL FREIGHT INTERCHANGE

The formal public consultation for the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange (HNRFI), for our village will take place on Wednesday 26th January at Sapcote Methodist Church Hall.

(Alternative venues and times can be found on www.hinckleynrfi.co.uk).

This is your chance to have your say. The developers are legally obliged to pass on the results of this consultation to the Secretary of State who will decide whether to allow the development. More »

The results of the previous consultations held by Tritax Symmetry were only for their benefit and do not count towards the final decision but the formal one does, so make sure your views are known.

WHAT WOULD HINCKLEY NATIONAL RAIL FREIGHT INTERCHANGE (HNRFI) MEAN FOR SAPCOTE?

Developers, Tritax Symmetry, are proposing to build HNRFI on land next to Burbage Common and adjoining junction 2 of the M69. It will consist of railway sidings for the loading and unloading of freight trains and 850,000 square metres of warehouses. It will be the size of the villages of Sapcote and Stoney Stanton combined.

The interchange will:

  • Operate 24 hours a day / 365 days a year.
  • Be clearly visible from the village.
  • Bring light, noise and environmental pollution.
  • Bring high levels of air pollution.
  • Bring an additional 40,000 vehicles per day to our village.
  • Increase accident risk in our village centre.
  • Necessitate the building of more roads around the village, taking up more of our precious countryside.
  • Bring more HGVs to our already busy roads.
  • Will not service the immediate area but instead be used to distribute freight across the UK by road. Very little freight will be transferred by rail, if any.
  • Create mainly minimum wage jobs which will ultimately become automated.
  • Force local wildlife from their natural habitat and disrupt farm animals.
  • Take fifteen years to build and cause massive disruption to our village during that time.
  • Bring no economic value to the immediate area.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO ATTEND THE FORMAL CONSULTATION AND MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN! » Less

Posted: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:11 by Josie Blackburn

Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange

Planning Act 2008

Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange

Section 47 Publication of the Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC)

Here is the link to the Statement of Community Consultation which is published on the 8th December 2021.

https://www.hinckleynrfi.co.uk/formal-consultation/

Posted: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 08:15 by Josie Blackburn

Contacting Leicestershire County Council

Please see the information below on contacting Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council have recently made some changes to the way customers can now contact us.

The Leicestershire County Council Customer Service Centre (CSC) has introduced a new online enquiry form which can be accessed via our website or using the link belowhttps://leicestershirecc-self.achieveservice.com/.../Cust... More »

Customers using any of the below email addresses will be advised to use the online form to correspond electronically with the CSC. This is to enable the CSC to provide an improved service to customers.

HighwaysCustomerServices@leics.gov.uk

CSCBlueBadge@leics.gov.uk

PassengerTransport@leics.gov.uk

CustomerServices@leics.gov.ukFamily@leics.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:21 by Josie Blackburn