Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 15 July 2018
From Mrs Clare Reece

Representation

Traffic on the M1, junction 15. The increase in traffic will have a major negative impact on part of the M1 that is already struggling with the weight of traffic. Proposed changes to the roads around the junction do not increase capacity on the motorway, and it already works at a standstill on most days.
Traffic around junction 15. This is already an incredibly busy area, with A roads around the junction again working at a standstill on many occasions. Again, the proposed changes will not address these issues heading into Northampton.
Pollution. As someone who lives close to the proposed development I am incredibly concerned at the level of pollution this will bring due to the increase in HGVs. There is a lot of research recently released regarding the negative impact on people of pollution from diesel vehicles and I am worried as this is going to impact on my health.
Other developments. Already approved is a 1,000 home development close to junction 15 which will incease feeder traffic greatly. This will again increase traffic on feeder roads to the motorway and, as previously stated, there is no plan to increase capacity on theM1 at junction 15.