Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 15 July 2018
From Margaret Rosemary Joll


The pressure on local roads is already absolutely impossible and there are hold ups and delays often as much as three times a week,making travelling very difficult.

The level of air pollution and noise are already well above acceptable levels and local authorities are already charged with reducing levels rather than increasing hem.

I cannot accept that yet another warehouse development combined with a rail terminal can in any way be good investment, particularly in view of the fact that Drift at Daventry already is an underused facility. How can it be acceptable to ruin local villages and countryside for no good reason.together with footpaths and beautiful countryside.

It has already been proved that large industrial developments give rise to urban crime, so how can it be justifiable to subject villages involved in the plan to crime, when such development is unnecessary

Finally I find it totally unacceptable for consent for such a development to be given by central government when Northamptonshire has its own Planning Department and presumably is far more aware of the problems with traffic etc in the local area .