Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 29 June 2018
From Eric John Meakins

Representation

I strongly object to Roxhill-Northampton gateway development it is contrary to the west Northants joint core strategy (Wnjcs) Daventry international rail freight terminal (dirft) is only 17 miles away and so Northampton Gateway SRFI at junction 15 m1 is too close to be of use. this proposal will destroy hundreds of acres of countryside. Proposed bunding will be an eyesore.moving ponds and altering water courses will ultimately mean the destruction of the amphibians who live there. This farmland is in constant food production once concreted over will be lost forever. The m1 is already congested thousands of extra cars vans and hgv’s will make this very much worse. Air pollution is already way above safe limits thousands of extra vehicles will make this much worse with increased illness for villagers. Traffic through villages will increase dramatically and make them dangerous places to live. Noise by 24/7operation of the site will disrupt our lives as will light pollution. Mature trees some hundreds of years old are irreplaceable as is the wild life that lives on them. I strongly object to this development.