Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 10 July 2018
From Pauline Mellors

Representation

L strongly object to the proposed Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange on the grounds of the following:

It will be constructed on open land in the countryside used for agricultural purposes which will be destroyed, and can no longer be used for this purpose.

The air,noise and light pollution from such an operation working 24 hours a day seven days a week would be devastating, making life unbearable for residents in the nearby villages.

This proposal is contrary to the West Northants Joint Core Strategy formally adopted in December 2014. There is no policy or evidence in the WNJCS to suggest the need for an SRFI on land in open countryside off junction 15 on the M1. The need for an SRFI has been identified in the WNJCS as the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal on junction 18 of the M!, which is only 18 miles away from junction 15. Therefore the Northampton Gateway SRFI is not required