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Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) development - public engagement on draft networks

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Public engagement launches this week asking for people's views on the draft priority cycling and walking networks. These have been developed as part of the ongoing development of the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP's) for the Loughborough area, and South of Leicester area, which includes Blaby, Oadby and Wigston.

As many people as possible are encouraged to have their say on the draft plans by accessing the online map-based engagement here: More »

The engagement runs for 4 weeks (Thursday 20th January to Sunday 20th February) and responses will be considered alongside early feedback already received from local councillors, to help inform the final priority cycling and walking routes to be included in the LCWIP's for these areas.

LCWIP's set out the vision and key priorities for infrastructure improvements in each of the areas, to create attractive, joined-up priority cycling and walking networks, encouraging and enabling people to travel more sustainably. LCWIP's are also key plans in helping the County Council to secure funding to deliver these improvements to cycling and walking routes, including via Government bidding opportunities and from developers.

It is currently anticipated that the LCWIPs will be finalised and presented to the Cabinet for approval in late summer/early autumn. » Less

Posted: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:20 by Clerk to the Council

Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange Section 47 Publication of the Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC)

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Tritax Symmetry is bringing forward proposals for the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange (HNRFI) at junction 2 of the M69. The scheme is considered to be a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

The site will include the delivery of:

  • Railway sidings and freight transfer area alongside the two-track railway between Hinckley and Leicester. This line forms a part of Network Rail's 'F2N' freight route between Felixstowe and Nuneaton, lengths of which have been the subject of upgrades, and is also well-placed in the national rail network to provide direct links to and from major cargo terminals at Southampton, Liverpool and the Humber estuary.
  • A dedicated road access directly from Junction 2 of the M69 motorway, which connects the M6 near Coventry to the M1 near Leicester and links to the A5 in between. As a part of the proposals, a northbound off-slip and a southbound on-slip would be added to this Junction, which currently caters only for motorway traffic heading to and from the north.
  • Up to 13.71 hectares (ha) of level land for the construction of a rail port for the loading and unloading of freight trains, and for a total area of up to 850,000 square metres gross internal area (GIA) (650,000 square metres gross external area (GEA) 'footprint' and 200,000 square metres of mezzanine floorspace) of high-bay storage and logistics buildings in a single land parcel bounded by the railway to the north-west and the M69 to the south-east.
  • Land for landscape and planting works, ecological mitigation, drainage balancing ponds and footpath and cycleway links.

Two rounds of informal consultation on the proposals have now taken place. The initial round was held between October and December 2018, in which Tritax Symmetry hosted eight exhibitions across the local area, which were attended by 1,500 residents. In response to feedback received to the first informal consultation stage, a further round of consultation took place between 8th July – 6th September 2019. This included six further public exhibitions which were attended by 1,200 residents. More »

In discussion with the local authorities, Tritax symmetry has prepared a Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) which details how the local community will be consulted on the proposals.

Statutory Consultations now begin with the publication of the Statement of Community Consultation, as of the 8th December 2021. » Less

Posted: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:23 by Clerk to the Council

Christmas bin collection dates

Christmas bin collection dates

While the bin collection crews get some well deserved time off over Christmas, collection arrangements will be amended accordingly:

  • Double refuse and recycling collections between 20-24 December
  • Double refuse and recycling collection on 31 December
  • Double refuse and recycling collections from 04-07 January

No collections will take place from 25-30 December, and 01-03 January 2022.

A double collection means that both recycling and refuse bins will be emptied on the same day. More »

All properties should have had their collection calendars hung onto their bins. If you didn't get one, use the link below to find a PDF version of our calendars for 2022. » Less

Posted: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:08 by Clerk to the Council