Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 18 July 2018
From Peter Shellard

Representation

The Northampton Gateway scheme is totally unnecessary. The county already has enough warehouses, some of which are underused or even empty. It will cause massive traffic chaos on the M1/A45 and A43 as well as through small villages like mine, which can barely cope as it is with 1.5 million vehicles pa on a narrow, windy road. It will not take traffic away from roads and onto rail - it will have the opposite effect. Roade might get a new bypass, but at enormous cost in terms of increased traffic elsewhere. It will devastate the countryside, and it will have deleterious consequences for local communities. I ask the Planning Inspectorate to come and consider its effects by standing at my front gate for an hour one day. PLEASE do not let this huge project go through.