Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 03 July 2018
From Ray Maguire

Representation

I object to this proposed development in an area which is defined green belt.

The boundary of Northampton development is the M1 motorway; once development is allowed to cross this barrier into rural land,what objections would be allowed to stand against future projects? Then the next thing would be housing for their low paid workers.

This is not a rail freight terminal but a thinly disguised application for large scale HGV warehousing and not an essential infrastructure project.
To have HGV lorries and light industry affecting a rural community seven days a week 24/7 is simply intolerable and would be a blight on a beautiful landscape.
Northampton needs well paid jobs not more warehouse workers on low pay and zero hour contracts.

It is well known that Daventry rail freight terminal is not at full capacity and is not likely to ever be in the near future.

There are many things which anger me about this whole proposed scheme; not least the sheer size of it and the destruction of a whole community and nature that lives there today.