Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 10 July 2018
From Jane Hill

Representation

As a resident of Blisworth I am strongly opposed to this application. I believe that there is no strategic need for this development, especially in the light of its nearness to DIRFT which is only 18 miles away. Traffic flowing to and from the site would dramatically increase noise, light and air pollution in the area. Pollution would be further increased since there is no available labour to serve the development, meaning workers would have to travel in from other areas. The additional vehicle movements would cause significant pressure on our already overcrowded roads. There would be significant loss of wildlife habitat and farmland. Once development crosses the M1, more will follow and the surrounding villages would quickly find themselves joined to Northampton, thus spoiling the rural nature of the area.