Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 13 July 2018
From Michael Smith

Representation

I think the development would be a bad idea for a number of reasons:
Congestion at junction 15 is a problem sometimes taking 20 minutes to cross the roundabout, therefore adding capacity would make it worse.
It would lead to the village of Roade joining up with Northampton area, an expansion not needed or asked for.
Pollution would obviously get worse both during any potential build and afterwards. Added to this is the loss of green space.
The Northampton area has high employment. Other areas with a lower employment rate would benefit more.