Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 02 July 2018
From Mr Adam Woby

Representation

By proposing to develop a rail connected industrial estate and using the NSIP process Roxhill are bypassing the local authority who have justifiably rejected industrial estate development proposals at this location previously.
If the proposal were to go ahead it will destroy a significant amount of countryside, play havoc with the local transport network and negatively impact air, sound and light quality in the area to all residential areas for generations to come.
I find the requirement for a rail terminal of any kind in Northampton within the next 20 years completely unnecessary when taking into account the proximity of other rail terminals, the wide availability of modern warehousing along the M1 from Lutterworth to South Milton Keynes and the large number of warehouses in place or being built directly around Northampton at present.