East Midlands Gateway - application for freeport status

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SEGRO East Midlands gateway at heart of Logistics hot spot SEGRO East Midlands gateway at heart of Logistics hot spot

Next step to logistics hot-spot express final mile.

Eighty per cent of the UK lies within the four-hour tacho limit of the inspirational postcode in the very heart of the UK.

D2N2 LEP working together with the Leicester and Leicestershire LEP have submitted a bid to the government for an East Midlands Freeport (Friday Feb 5th 2021).



The bid will deliver a unique inland Freeport at the heart of the UK with unrivalled rail connectivity to all UK ports and bring significant investment to develop and drive innovation, alternative energy sources and green technologies, creating close to 60,000 new skilled jobs to areas of deprivation in the East Midlands.

The proposed location is based around the SEGRO EMG park, East Midlands Airport and Gateway Industrial Cluster (EMAGIC), Uniper's Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station site and the East Midlands Intermodal Park (EMIP) in South Derbyshire with M1 jnct 24 access and strong link to East West A50. At the heart of the bid is the opportunity to accelerate the region's commitment to decarbonisation and boost the area's status as a leading innovation hub for green energy supporting SME's and large regional employers.