Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 12 July 2018
From Leigh Essery


I object to this application because of the following:

The level of traffic through Roade and towards the M1 is already too much with people travelling between Northampton and Milton Keynes. Further traffic will make things worse regardless of improvements to the road network.

There is no need for the Gateway due to DIRFT.

The destruction of farmland and wildlife habitat. These projects would be better suited to land in need of regeneration.

The Jobs that will be created will be low skilled, low earning jobs mostly. Focus should be on creating more opportunities for more skilled work so that students from nearby universities and colleges stay in the county.

There isn’t enough labour to serve the gateway, this will add more traffic to the congested roads.

Loss to businesses that rely on tourism of the countryside.

Massive increase in noise, light and air pollution from the gateway and increased traffic.