Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 29 June 2018
From Mrs Eva Mair

Representation

I have really loved living in Milton Malsor for the past 33 years. It`s a beautiful rural village in open countryside. I object very strongly to the proposed Northampton Gateway SRFI, the reason being, I am a great walker so I am absolutely flabbergasted that Roxhill Developments are proposing the destruction of the local footpath network in particular, the footpath between Milton Malsor and Collingtree that would be diverted alongside the Collingtree Road and the M1 Motorway. This means I will no longer be able to enjoy my walks which is unacceptable.

I also object very strongly to the noise that will be created by the 24/7 operation of the rail terminal including railway shunting, the loading and unloading of containers and the operation of the aggregates terminal. The light and noise pollution from night time operations would also make my life unbearable.

The Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) is only a short distance away from this site, serves the same local area and has capacity for expansion for over 10 years. So there is no need for the proposed Northampton Gateway SRFI.

Furthermore, I strongly object to the proposed no right turns at the junction of Courteenhall Road and the A508. This is very dangerous and would put peoples lives at great risk. It would mean traffic diverting through the centre of Blisworth village passing the entrance to the primary school, as well as past the doctors surgery in Stoke Road which is very narrow and where parking is already a problem.