Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 04 July 2018
From Clare Swords

Representation

I object to this proposal as it is too close to the expanding DIRFT site and is therefore unnecessary. It will destroy wildlife and farmland in the area as well as remove several mature trees. It will result in increased traffic in the area causing pollution by the frequent blockages on the M1 causing short cuts through villages, extra staff vehicle travelling to work as there is little unemployment in the area so people will commute in or the lorries required for the warehousing on site. I also object on the grounds of increased light pollution and noise. This is already seen on nearby sites of a similar nature from the M1, either junction 18 or East Midlands Gateway,
All in all this will be a massive blot on what is now a beautiful, peaceful landscape.