Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 04 July 2018
From Tom Swords

Representation

I object to the Roxhill proposal for the following reasons;
It will destroy hundreds of acres of countryside and bring industry and noise into an are that is currently an important buffer between town and country
The proposed high bunds will themselves be a blot on the landscape and will do little to block light pollution
The loss of valuable wildlife habitat and of valuable farmland
Destruction of local footpath networks in particular that between Milton & Collingtree
Increased traffic through the village when there is congestion on the M1
Air pollution caused by extra vehicles in the area
24/7 noise from the rail terminal and associated light pollution
Nearby DIRFT is close by and has ample capacity and development potential and serves the same railway line.
The experience of DIRFT shows increased crime associated with the industrialisation of the area.
Increased HGV traffic caused by a scheme that is 80% road focused
Increased traffic caused by workers having to travel a distance to get to the site