Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 17 July 2018
From Fiona Hooper

Representation

- There are already high levels of air, noise and light pollution in the area which are above legal limits, the increase in traffic would increase this pollution
- Traffic congestion is a huge problem in this area and bypassing Roade is unlikely to solve the problem
-The villages on the outskirts of Northampton will be ruined
- Unemployment in Northampton is relatively low and with only 22% of unemployed people actively looking for work, it would mean workers commuting from other areas adding to the traffic and pollution problem
- Over 500 acres of countryside would be destroyed taking away homes for wildlife
-Crime has increase by over 150% near DIRFT in the last 20 years. Why do we need another SRFI so close to this one?