Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 15 July 2018
From Graeme Cecil Joll

Representation

1 The existing traffic flow around Junction 15 is already clogging the neighbouring roads mostly at peak times and the proposed increased heavy traffic use will render the area unusable.
2. The existing traffic fumes and noise pollution are higher than the government recommendation and this problem will be exaggerated by the increase in diesel vehicles
3. Warehousing in this area is already increasing to add to the above problems and the existing DIRFT some 18 miles away and purpose built has underused capacity
4. The proposal would remove some 500 acres of productive farmland
5. The proposal for this development to be decided by central government rather than elected local planning authorities is not appropriate where national importance is not an issue