Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 30 June 2018
From Kate Entwistle

Representation

I am strongly opposed the proposed development for a number of reasons. My main concern is the impact on the local roads. Although measures are proposed in the application to make road improvements the current roads cannot cope when there is a serious incident on the M1 (which is a regular occurence). Adding significant road freight coupled with the traffic of workers will exacerbate the already difficult road conditions. In addition some road changes are proposed e.g. no right turn onto the A508 from Blisworth will create traffic chaos in the village at peak times. I also strongly oppose the destruction of local farmland especially when there is already a large and expending rail freight interchange within approx 20 miles of the proposed site.