East Midlands Enterprise Gateway and the East Midlands Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Growth Area 2 – East Midlands Enterprise Gateway

Situated in the north west of Leicestershire, the East Midlands Enterprise Gateway (EMEG) area has been described as a transport and logistics ‘sweet spot’ by the sector; uniting air, road and passenger and rail freight in a central location.

Activities will support and catalyse the unique opportunities provided by the geographical location and multimodal connectivity to maximise economic benefits. To support this economic growth, strategic housing developments at Coalville and Ashby will contribute to the growing demand to meet employment needs, these are outlined in GA3.

Transformational Priority – The East Midlands Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

This is a unique 250 acre distribution and logistics development alongside East Midlands Airport and the M1 with a rail terminal providing up to 6 million sq. ft. of large scale warehousing.

The development will provide 7,000 jobs and lever private investment of £500m. The site enjoys a strategic location which adjoins East Midlands Airport.

It provides a major opportunity for Leicester and Leicestershire and aligns with the draft Government National Policy Statement on National Networks.

Read more in our SEP