Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 16 July 2018
From Crispian Besley

Representation

There is no economic requirement or strategic justification apart from profiteering by opportunistic property development companies where there is no demand This is a second concurrent assault on our countryside which will hugely increase traffic in and around the surrounding villages affecting health, safety, noise, light,and will affect the quality of life of my family and neighbours,personally, socially and professionally
The combined impact of these two massive warehouse parks will be devastating not on the rural environment but much wider surrounding areas
This is based on a theoretical model of a certain number of hubs being required throughout the country rather than a strategic requirement for any in this location when there is already one in the region. Even if the theoretical model has any credence it is based on 2mn square feet not 13mn covering an area larger than Towcester