Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 09 July 2018
From Richard Hartley

Representation

I feel that for a small country like ours there is not the need for another railway connection so close to the DIRFT and in such a built up area as ours. The roads are already full to bursting making even a short journey very time consuming and thus wasteful in energy and pollution. We are surrounded by good farm land which is becoming more important for the country as the population increases. The local villages already suffer from heavy goods vehicles using our roads as a short cut to the point that all roads are full. This project will make it unbearable. With this project will come the need for even more house building thus increasing traffic even further. The time has come to stop all this development in this area and perhaps increase the number of ports around the country to allow shipping to deliver their cargoes closer to their final destination.