Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 09 July 2018
From Anita Tasker OBE


I strongly object to the proposed Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange, as it will be sited on green fields in open countryside which is used for agricultural purposes, for producing food. The loss of these precious green fields, would result in having to import more food from overseas.

I also strongly object to having a rail freight terminal on land in open countryside on junction 15 of the M1. It is unnecessary as it`s only 18 miles away from the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) on junction 18 of the M1. In any case, the proposal for the Northampton Gateway RFI is completely contrary to the West Northants Joint Core Strategy (WNJCS), which does not support the need for an SRFI on land in open countryside, off junction 15 of the M1. The WNJCS requires that any further SRFI development should take place at the DIRFT site and nowhere else within its three districts.