Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 19 July 2018
From Nick Henry

Representation

No need for further expansion due to DIRFT near Daventry 18 miles from this proposal. I believe the justification was made based on the fact that when DIRFT reaches max capacity then this facility will come into play. However it is not possible to predict future trends due to the business / country complexities i.e what will be left after BREXIT.
Additional noise, light and air pollution which is directly contracting the government plan to reduce pollution.
This and any new development will inherently further destroy what little rural land there is in this area. Northamptonshire has had much development in the last few years with no sign of this stopping.This development would destroy 520 acres of farmland & wildlife habitats and vital corridors.
Current road capacity would suffer with the additional vehicles the road links would suffer further delays or create more accident hot spots.
Crime increase is possible as has been seen around the DIRFT development.