Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 13 July 2018
From Peter Townsend

Representation

1. The site is to have high earth bunding around it to limit the view of the development. The budding itself would be out of place in a flat landscape and a blot on the landscape.
2. The Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) is only 2/3 suction ups the M1 and currently serves this area. It has capacity to expand and makes the proposed site superfluous. In addition with the 2 sites being so close it makes the prosed site less than strategic and it does not fit within Government Guide Lines.
3. Given that the area has a low unemployment level new employees to man the building will have to commute to the area. This will increase road traffic, congestion and pollution and is less than "green".