Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 13 July 2018
From Sheila Fitchett

Representation

OBJECTION

I strongly object to the proposal for Roxhill's Northampton Gateway planning application on traffic grounds. With 24/7 use of the site pollution will increase significantly encompassing air, noise and light pollution.

I also consider that there is no need whatsoever for an additional SRFI in this region bringing with it detrimental factors such as the afore mentioned pollution and increased traffic on surrounding roads and through villages near the site. Please bear in mind that Northampton Gateway would be only 18 miles from a larger freight yard.

If approved, as well as overcrowded roads which will cause delays, more than 500 acres of glorious farmland will be lost, wildlife habitat will be destroyed, flowers can't flourish when covered with tarmac and concrete and there will be nothing to attract the butterflies and birds. The environmental damage that will be achieved if this unnecessary proposal is approved will be huge.