Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 05 July 2018
From Denise Donaldson


I will make an objection on the following principles:

1 Noise, light & air Pollution - affecting local population health, our farmland/water/livestock. (the train line runs near my house & i can already hear it at night)
2 Rail capacity - especially if Rail Central are also using the rail lines (aware of HS2 - but this won't be complete for a long while)
3 Road Capacity - especially if Rail Central also get the go ahead
4 Road congestion - Our roads are already congested, so just widening junctions & slip roads will NOT improve our already congested roads, Our region has seen & will see a massive increase in housing, so more people using the roads = more congestion.
5 Is there an actual stategic need due to DIRFT & East Midlands SRFI?
6. concern about wildlife habitat & loss of valuable farm land -