Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 06 July 2018
From Pamela McManus

Representation

I think that this is just a ploy to allow developers to turn the whole of the midlands area into warehouse developments. We have a fully functioning development at DIRFT a few miles away and they have enough capacity for many years to come. Our already congested road system will not cope with the increase in traffic. Much is made of the increased employment potential, however we do not have a level of unemployment in the area to accommodate this. I have heard that warehouse operators in nearby Milton Keynes are having to recruit and bus in staff from as far away as Peterborough, about 50miles away. In the long term, if these people wish to move to this area there would then be a need for an unsustainable growth in house building. There is a sheltered housing development very close to this proposed site with many residents suffering breathing problems (I have [])and the increased air pollution will be intolerable for us, as will the 24/7 noise and light pollution.