Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 10 July 2018
From Patricia Brittle

Representation

I am against any development at the A508 junction, the road capacity is not adequate, the roundabout at Junction 15 is not large enough to cope with the existing traffic at peak times without adding the traffic to and from the proposed new warehousing. As soon as there is any problem on the MI the A508 is used as a rat run through to Milton Keynes and Roade is grid locked. The warehousing is a blot on the landscape and as there are plenty of empty warehouses in the area we do not need more and also they are being built on prime agricultural land and we are always being told the Britain should try to be more self sufficient in producing our own food. The proposed by pass is a joke the alternative route from the A508 to Blisworth would be along a narrow road which struggles to cope with the traffic now, the excuse of aleviating the air pollution through Roade is not on, as it would just move it to another part of the village. Building these Warehouses would mean labour would have to be brought in as we have low unemployment levels in the county and the excuse would then be to build more houses for the workers etc. we do not want to be an attachment to Northampton.