Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 15 July 2018
From Karla Brown

Representation

I am strongly objecting to this development. Northampton gateway will be only 18 miles from an existing larger facility so is not actually necessary.

The volume of traffic already cutting through Blisworth as a shortcut to the motorway is already heavy in rush hour and I can only think this trend will worsen if this development goes ahead and as it is 24/7 our village will be subject to constant traffic continuously. The roads around junction 15 regulary come to a standstill due to large volume of traffic and this will obviously get much worse with this development.
Aside from air pollution, there are environmental concerns around loss of habitat and farmland with 520 acres being destroyed. The villages on this side of the m1 are currently separate from Northampton but this development will encourage further development joining all the villages up and they will lose the village community feeling.