Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 19 July 2018
From Affero Ltd

Representation

The Project is contrary to the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy adopted in 2014
The area already has a Rail Freight Terminal at Junction 18 of the M1 - This is about to double in size by 2031
The Landscape would be spoilt by this development in a beautiful part of the Countryside.
The road network in this area is always congested especially when the M1 has major problems and the country lanes are not suitable to deal with any more traffic.
Junction 15 is a major problem on a weekly basis when the congestion is appalling.
Increased pollution from the heavy volume of increased traffic, namely, Cars, Vans and HGV's
Light and Noise pollution will also be a problem with the site operating 24 hours, 7 days a week and this would also mean that the Rail Terminal create major problems with Railway shunting, the loading and unloading of Containers and the operation of the Aggregates Terminal.
Finally, the local plans show this site being retained for farmland and open countryside and any development would seriously effect a number of mature trees.