Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 12 July 2018
From Penny Howell

Representation

I object to the planning proposal for the following reasons:
It is not needed as there is a comparative rail freight terminal (dirft) 10 miles away and it is not up to capacity
The scale is disproportionate to its planned location
Housing plans have been declined by local councilors for years, so an infrastructure plan avoids local decisions and goes straight to central government - it is gaining plans for anything rather than nothing (making money out of the site)
2 historic villages will be negatively impacted without real research in the need for such a provision
Air and light pollution will be seriously affected
Increased Traffic will limit traveling in the area