Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 10 July 2018
From Andrew Vincent

Representation

I wish to STRONGLY OBJECT to the Planning application for a Rail Freight Interchange by Roxhill.
Blisworth is a quiet rural village with many historical thatched cottages, however, it already has a problem with traffic coming through it to avoid the congestion at junction 15A. If the rail hub is built then even more traffic will come through the village to avoid all the extra traffic using 15A to get to the rail hub. Blisworth has won Best rural Village a number of times but this Rail Hub will put 520 acres of rural countryside adjacent to the village under concrete and Blisworth will lose its rural separation from Northampton. From Blisworth, it is a short journey up the M1, some 18 miles to the Rail Hub near Rugby called DRIFT. Blisworth is elevated, my own back garden backs on to open fields, and so we shall be looking down on to the site and the light from the site will be clearly visible, what was once in darkness will light up the night sky