Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 11 July 2018
From Phillip Thornton

Representation

I VERY STRONGLY OBJECT to the idea that development of Millions of cubic Mtrs of warehouse space be added to J15 & J15a of the M1. The motorway through Northampton is one of the busiest in the country with a very high accident rate despite improvement to smart motorway. The idea that the estimated increase of 20,000 additional HGV movements can be accommodated is ludicrous.
Northampton is already oversupplied with logistics, disrupting the sensible movement of residents going about their normal working day.
Using the road to rail option as a lever to progress the plan is fiction. A tiny percentage of road to rail transfer ever takes place on those sights in existence. This development is purely companies with land stock finding profitable use with no consideration what so ever for the free flow of the M1, for the noise, light disturbance or exhaust fumes which will result. THIS DEVELOPMENT MUST NOT TAKE PLACE !!!!