Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 15 July 2018
From Keith Robert Whitburn

Representation

I attended the Roxhill presentation in October 2017 at Roade Primary School. There has been no feedback since then with regards to my objections as follows:

1. I live in the Village of Ashton and there is no indication as to whether traffic will come through this Village. Or the intentions of Stoke Road leading on to the A508. The current proposal makes no suggestion as to how people can access or egress Stoke Road on to the A508. I would like clarification on this.

2. Roxhill undertook a traffic survey in 2017 when the roadworks at the end of the A508 at the Stony Road-a-bout had major roadworks and people were avoiding the A508 like the plague. Roxhill's estimations of 800 cars per day are wholly iaccurate. I have stood at the end of the A508 on various Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and the traffic per hour going from the M1 junction 15 down the A508 to the Stony Round-a-bout is approximately 425 per hour. I would like clarification on this.

3. Roxhill were unable to clarify whether the numbers of trains at night would be 8 or 12 per evening, 7-days a week and whether they would run 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. I would like clarification on this.