Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 08 July 2018
From David L Clarke

Representation

I am most strongly objecting to this project on the grounds that my property which stands within 200yds. of the planned entrance off the A43.(1) This will cause excessive Noise,Light and Air Pollution 24/7 365 days a year and be a great danger to mine and my families health.(2) There isn't a need for a further RFT when the DIRFT is just 18 miles away and which is continuously expanding and as is mainly used as wharehousing and road transport facilities and I believe only has app. 30% used on rail transport.(3)The Northampton and M1 junctions is insufficient to cope with the amount of Heavy Lorries that this would entail and the surrounding villages and wild life would be blighted forever by lorries taking shortcuts.(4) Northampton is fortunate to have virtually full employment there the labour pool would have to travel from outside, further causing more pollution and local resident parking problems in close by villages and roads.(5) Since DIRFT was created the crime rate in that area has more than multiplied 176%.(6) The loss of future passenger rail services to the overload of the loop lines.(7) The loss of wildlife, habitat and farmlands which my property currently enjoys and overlooks, this would greatly de-value my property by many thousands of pounds....
David L Clarke.
8th July 2018.