Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 03 July 2018
From Felicity North

Representation

I am opposed to the proposed NSRFI because of the damage it will have on the environment together with the increase in noise and light pollution.
Traffic congestion on the main roads in the area is currently very high and air pollution is already at a dangerous level. Destruction of such a huge area of farmland and the movement of the number of diesel HGV's needed to service such a huge warehouse operation will increase the levels way beyond what is safe. There has been a lot of research recently which shows that these high levels are detrimental to health particularly in young people. Near full employment in the area will mean that the workforce will have to travel some distance to the site so increasing traffic even more.
With DIRFT so close is it really strategic to build another huge warehouse operation. I am convinced that linking this operation to rail is only to get round the planning laws.