Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

The views expressed in this page do not represent those of the Planning Inspectorate. This page consists of content submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by the public and other interested parties, giving their views of this proposal.

Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 04 July 2018
From Roger Pinnock


I strongly object to the Northampton Gateway being sited on land in open countryside off Junction 15 on the M1. Being so close to the rural villages of Collingtree and Milton Malsor would make it unbearable for residents, due to the light, noise and air pollution from the 24/7 operation of the rail terminal including railway shunting, the loading and unloading of containers and the operation of the aggregates terminal.

The other reason why I strongly object to this proposal, is that the Northampton Gateway is contrary to the West Northants Joint Core Strategy (WNJCS). The Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal off junction 18 on the M1 is identified in the WNJCS for all future SRFI developments. So there is no need for another rail freight terminal to be sited a short distance away on junction 15.