Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 07 July 2018
From Fiona McKenzie

Representation

The traffic impact would be unacceptable on roads which are already often at a standstill following local accidents etc. DIRFT is not at full capacity and is less than 20 miles away. Locals to DIRFT report increased crime. 24/7 activity would produce a damaging impact on local people and on wildlife, due to light and air pollution, noise and loss of farmland. Northamptonshire as a whole would become less attractive to visit. What is lost will never be recovered. Also Northamptonshire has a good level of employment, so where would construction crews come from, and where would workers live when the place is built. This leads to a threat of further development. A development of this magnitude will have a shattering effect on a way of life which is not stuck in the past but is vibrant and outgoing. It is just that all this is too big - it is a terrifying prospect, and I assure you that our concerns are carefully thought out after months of consultation. Please reconsider - PEOPLE MATTER.