Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 19 July 2018
From Larraine Kitchen

Representation

The Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT), is not far from this proposed site and still has the capacity for expansion for more than 10 years, so Roxhill would be serving the same area, therefore not needed.
The local plans show this site as being retained as farmland and open countryside, not for industrial development. It contains numerous mature trees that would take many years to replace. Destruction of local footpaths would have to take place, in particular the one between Milton Malsor and Collingtree which would be diverted alongside the Collingtree Road and the M1 motorway. There would be loss of farmland, not to mention the destruction of wildlife habitats. Hundreds of acres of local countryside would be destroyed.
The residents of Milton Malsor (of which I am one) would not appreciate the increase in traffic through the village when the M1 is conjested or the air pollution from the thousands of extra cars, vans and HGV's that would be using our local roads or the noise created by the continuous operation of the railway terminal.
The proposed no right turns at the junction of Courteenhall Road and the A508, would also cause traffic to divert through the centre of Blisworth, thus passing the doctors' surgery where parking is already a big problem.