Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 28 June 2018
From Jill Hope

Representation

I object to the application submitted by Roxhill Developments Ltd for the Northampton Rail Freight Interchange. My objections relate mainly to the following:
1. I believe the development is a Trojan Horse - that Roxhill want to build a massive warehouse development on a greenfield site, and that they probably know that they will not achieve the paths to access the West Coast mainline. This means that the development will NOT be a Rail Freight Interchange, but simply a large industrial park
2. The idea behind the strategic rail freight interchanges was that they should be spread around the country. We already have one in nearby Daventry (DIRFT) and one is planned for Milton Keynes. Now two are being proposed for Northampton - this is too much clustering.
3. The traffic around Milton Malsor and Blisworth from the workers coming to the development will be intolerable.
4. The noise, light and air pollution from the lorries accessing the proposed development will completely ruin these two quiet villages.