Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 18 July 2018
From L C Armstrong

Representation

I strongly object to the proposal on the following grounds: There is already a large SRFI at DIRFT close to this site which has capacity for many more years, a better spread across the country would be more beneficial. There are already large warehouse sites around Northamptonshire (Swan Valley, Crow Lane, Brackmills, Raunds to mention a few) of which many are empty, and the labour pool for these jobs is already stretched, so workers to this site will have to commute from other areas. This would add significant traffic to an already congested local road network, without the HGV's moving the goods off site as well, with the A508 and Junction 15 of the M1 extremely busy at all times, which is already an air quality risk zone. The total loss of productive farmland and wildlife corridors would be devastating, and light pollution on surrounding villages a further impact.