Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 15 July 2018
From Sandra O

Representation

Need: DIRFT which is approximately 18 miles away has capacity for a number of years therefore I feel there is not room for another interchange.
Environment: We live in a rural setting this development will mean increased noise, light and air pollution affecting the villages surrounding proposed site.This area also has many footpaths which I use both personally and as a scout leader, these will be destroyed and with it the wildlife within those areas. Areas, as scouters, we use to encourage our young people to learn and respect the countryside.
Safety: With increased traffic and personnel in this area, which is already frequently congested, safety will be a major issue and the likelihood of more accidents endangering the villages population.
Residency: With an increased workforce in the area more houses will be required by workers and their families moving to the area. Resulting in further developments around Northampton towards the villages and an increase in property values already an issue for the younger generation wishing to buy property in their home area.