Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 18 July 2018
From Rosemary Bird

Representation

I visit the area often as I have family living there. The building of this proposed interchange will have a huge impact of the surrounding villages and countryside. There will be additional noise which will add to the noise already caused by the traffic on the M1. Constant noise is a factor which causes a great deal of added stress for people to cope with it on a daily basis The pollution will be increased particularly for all people who live or work in the area. There are a number of schools closeby and traffic fumes would impact upon the health of young children and chest and asthma problems are already on the increase. The Salcey forest already is affected by traffic fumes and is the largest old forest in England and cannot be replaced. The additional tarmac area which will be built means a greater run off of water oil and petrol onto the surrounding area. The constant use of the approach roads will impact upon all the community regardless of age and will be a continuous nuisance as the depots will not close but have large lorries coming and going at all times.Northamptonshire was a rural farming area and more usable good farmland will be lost. This interchange would be better sited if put further north away from the villages and the canal into a less densely populated area with poorer agricultural land. The present position is for the benefit of few companies and not for the majority of people who live in this area for peace and quiet and a bit of space.