Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 29 June 2018
From Shaun Hope

Representation

I wish to object to this proposal.
The summary of my objections is as follows:
1. The West Northampton Joint Core strategy rejected a request from Ashfield Land. This proposal is against the Joint Core Strategy
2. We have clean air, owls and nightingales at the bottom of our garden, we don't want this replaced by lorry reversing alarms and the terrible noise of huge cranes working 24/7
3. DIRFT is nearby and already serves the local area.
4. The site proposed by Roxhill damages open countryside.
5. Traffic computer models used by Roxhill have not been used to stress test the impact on local roads.
6. Footpaths and bridleways will suffer from very long diversions and be less attractive to walkers/riders.