Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 28 June 2018
From Mr Malcolm Brice

Representation

The application is not in keeping with the South Northants plan for the use of that land.
The traffic at junction 15 of the M1 is already often at a standstill morning and evening.
The M1 at this point is very often at a standstill
The air quality in this area is already over the acceptable limit and the prevailing wind will blow it over Collingtree, a conservation village just over the M1 to the north.
The closeness of the village must surely rule out any concept of 24 hour working.
The area already has many distribution sites and another is not needed.
Much claim is made that this will be an inland port/ railway facility whereas sensible planning would have such a facility at a coastal port so the traffic does not get on the roads. The rail authorities do not seem to favour it and flooding may be an issue.