Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 13 July 2018
From Peter Hagon

Representation

1. This area is already hugely congested with traffic, particularly suffering from a large number of accidents on the M1. The extra traffic generated by both commercial vehicles and staff going to and from their workplace would make an already difficult situation quite intolerable and self-defeating, and the added pollution would create a considerable danger to the health of the local population.
2. There appears to be no need for such a development when there is already an existing facility at DIRFT only 18 miles away.
3. West Coast Mainline does not have the capacity for more trains (except at the expense of passenger services) so to this project is unlikely to be a RAIL Freight Interchange.
4. As the population of this country continues to increase it makes absolutely no sense to concrete over more and more productive farmland - where is our food coming from in the future? More imports is not what we, as a country, need.