Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 17 July 2018
From RogerLaurence Tyler

Representation

I object to:-
(1) The destruction of hundreds of acres of local countryside.
(2) High earth mounds (bunding) destroying the landscape & wildlife habitat.
(3) The loss of good farmland (we need to import less food)
(4) The destruction of ancient public rights of way (footpaths, etc.)
(5) The huge increase in local traffic, particularly heavy goods vehicles & fumes.
(6) Huge increase in parking problems.
(7) Excessive noise (day & night) from the terminal & during construction period.
(8) Light pollution due to night time operations (both road & rail)
(9) More traffic congestion by workers travelling to & from the Terminal.
(10) The scheme is contrary to local planning policy to retain farmland & open country.
(11) The many mature trees in the area will take many years to replace.
(12) The Daventry Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) already serves the same area and same rail lines and has the capacity to expand for over 10 years'
(13) The inevitable increase in crime levels which occur in similar schemes.
(14 The consequent extra burden placed on local medical & emergency services.