Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 09 July 2018
From Stuart Brough

Representation

I wish to object to this development as it is unnecessary and would have an unjustified environmental impact.
There is no need for another rail freight terminal in the area. The DIRFT is only a short distance away so two facilities in such close proximity seems a nonsense. I also believe this has consent for further growth and development - again something which makes this plan unnecessary.
The road network in this area is already over capacity and frequent traffic problems occur. The additional traffic from workers and transport would create much more pollution and delay for all. The M1 is frequently at a standstill so more traffic = more delay and pollution.
The development would lead to further developments as the M1 'boundary' to Northampton would have been passed. This would result in the loss or farmland.
I have concerns over the rail network capacity for further transport as the line currently serving London and Northampton, is already facing under capacity and overcrowding.