Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 13 July 2018
From J Land

Representation

No strategic need due to DIRFT; Northampton Gateway is only 18 miles from an existing facility.
Noise, light and air pollution; operating 24/7 will cause a significant increase in air pollution.
Labour Pool; workers will need to be recruited fromoutside. Ortha pton which will increasethe already over congested roads.
Road capacity; 16,500 extra vehicle movements will cause pressure on our already overcrowded roads
Threat of further development; once a development crosses the existing boundary in South Northants... more will inevitibly follow..
Rail capacity and loss of passenger rail services; The West Coast Mainland is already too busy so this will lead to cuts in passengerservices.
Loss of wildlife habitat and farmland; the destruction of 520 acres of farmland is a crime when there is another depot 18 miles away.
Summary:
More pollution, more cars and rd activity, more noise, loss of passenger rail facilities and stresson the roads. As there is another depot so close—— is this really necessary? I can see no positives to this plan for Northampton.