Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 07 July 2018
From Ben Sheard

Representation

Sirs,
I have a number of concerns that can be broken down into the following;

Location
I am still unclear why when DIRFT just a few miles down the road is struggling to find tenants who will utilise both the space and rail network, why this one so close is a suitable location.

Light Pollution
I would be interested to see the study and any related papers done on light pollution impact for local residents.

Noise Pollution
I would be interested to see the study and any related papers done on noise pollution impacts for local residents.

Increased Traffic
With the increase of traffic, how will the local villages be supported and an already struggling road infrastructure be improved?
How will the safety of locals and young people be managed with the increase of traffic and therefore risk (with more carse the probability of an accident increases)

Overall the entire planning operation and location appears to be about return and profit for the developers rather than a strategic location. If this is a strategy decision, improve DIRFT rather than build another identical project so close to a struggling one.