Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 11 July 2018
From Stephanie Ashcroft

Representation

I object to the development of Roxhill's Northampton Gateway, on the following grounds. There is already a larger facility in the area; it will contribute to noise, light and air pollution; there is not a large enough labour pool in Northamptonshire to cover staffing requirements, meaning workers will have to commute, adding to traffic and pollution; the service is likely to result in a reduction of passenger services to Northampton; the increased number of vehicles travelling on the M1 J15-17 is likely to cause severe congestion; we would lose 520 acres of farmland and wildlife habitat to accommodate for this unnecessary service; and last but not least, areas surrounding DIRFT tend to have an increase in crime rates.