Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 05 July 2018
From Stuart Johnston

Representation

I strongly object to the planned development for the following reasons:
It will destroy forever unspoilt countryside and the habitat to many different animals and birdlife present in the planned location.
The increase in traffic on the surrounding road network will add to an already congested system which regularly grinds to a halt whenever their is an incident on the M1/A43 or A508. Their is no capacity to cope with the additional HGV journeys to and from the development.
The pollution from vehicle emissions due to the additional traffic will affect people living nearby the road network.
The need for a development is unproven when we already have DIRFT nearby.
The development is situated too close to a number of rural villages and the affect of noise, light and airpollution, and a large increase in traffic to and from the development location during it's construction and operation will have a negative impact on the nearby rural communities. The development has not included enough preventative measures to mititigate the impact on rural communities nearby.