Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:00 pm on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Alberto Costa Alberto Costa Conservative, South Leicestershire 4:00 pm, 11th February 2020

I entirely agree. Government policy is to reduce HGV traffic by moving freight off our principal road arteries and on to rail, but the concern about this specific proposal is that developers often propose a purported rail freight head development when all they want is a very large logistics park. We must be ultra-cautious that this particular development is not just a front for yet another large-scale logistics park.