Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 19 July 2018
From Dr. Bridget Lewis

Representation

I strongly object to this development for the following reasons:
1. The increase in traffic will lead to greater air pollution particularly at Junction 15 where levels are already high.
2. The roads around Junction 15 are already heavily congested at peak times. This is even worse at times when the M1 is closed. The Department for Transport is already warning of future severe congestion, without this development.
3. This development would destroy this part of the Northamptonshire countryside and could lead to further encroachment. At present the M1 creates a boundary for development as recognised by the South Northamptonshire Local plan.
4. There is already a larger facility of this kind only 18 miles away, so this region is already covered by a SRFI.