Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 18 July 2018
From Terry Armstrong


The developer does not have the agreement from Network Rail to make a rail connection.

The developer has not made arrangements to mitigate the adverse traffic impact the development will cause.

There cannot be any mitigation of the air pollution the 16000+ vehicles will generate, much of which will be NOX from the L and HGV using the site.

The developer has not considered the cumulative impact of their site and the proposal at Milton Malsor.

This site, being so close to DIRFT, does not constitute a 'network' of SRFIs as required by the NSIP legislation.

The traffic on the northbound A508 will be at direct conflict with the site traffic from jcn 15 of the M1.

We are assured that HGV traffic will not be permitted to travel down the A508, but given that this is public highway who will monitor and enforce the ban, what punishments will this attract? It is totally unenforceable.