Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 12 July 2018
From Michelle Higgs

Representation

I have lived in Roade with my extended family for 49 years, this development will cause devastating obliteration to our surrounding beautiful countryside, destroying 520 acres of farmland and wildlife habitat. We will suffer with increased pollution, the increasing workers traffic to the site, the M1 junction 15 cannot cope now! Northampton is an affluent area for work, we do not need more warehousing to `create jobs` and with DRIFT Daventry just 18 miles down the M1 , I am appealing to any sense of reality to move this terminal further along. DRIFT is not running at its full capacity now, why is the need to create another one so close? We are a close community and I and my family strongly feel this would destroy the lovely village we live in.