Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 19 July 2018
From Gillian Anne Challis

Representation

No Strategic need as DIRFT is only 18 miles away and so makes it very close in a small area. Would it not be better in another part of the country.
The traffic flow and the development of the area will significantly increase the noise and pollution to the surrounding area. Assuming it will be 24/7 that will add up to a lot of local pollution.
Once a development like this starts where will it stop, it will just keep growing and will only be able to go one way as the railway and the M1 already form a boundary.
Road used by a development this size will cause even more pressure on an overcrowded roadway in this area. We live with severe congestion at the M1 J15 now as it is.
I come from a Farming family and it means even more farmland going and the local wildlife suffering again.
Are there enough people to work this development well the answer is no and so more people move in and more houses are build and more ground is lost, more pollution is building up. More crime will be brought to the area!
When will it stop.