Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 03 July 2018
From Simon Jelley

Representation

I write to strongly object to the proposed rail freight / industrial park. I recently moved our young family to the area to escape the increased air pollution in the surrounding town. With this proposed development there will be increased light and air pollution, which will effect my sons [].
We are aware of the DIRFT 2 rail freight at Daventry, which still has 10no undeveloped plots and has no further developments scheduled. Surely it would make sense to fulfil the existing undeveloped plots before even contemplating additional unneeded warehousing.
There is also a genuine concern regarding the increased level of crime at Dirft and possible mirroring of this at the proposed development.
The areas where the development is proposed will destroy the habitat of farm birds and local wildlife, which will not be compensated for.
Noise pollution from the road vehicles and rail freight will be significant, not just throughout the day, but mainly at night when people are trying to sleep. This will undoubtedly have negative mental affect on the local residents.