Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 20 July 2018
From Tanya Hughes-Haynes


It is extremely concerning that the local footpaths that we use regularly between Milton Malsor and Collingtree would be diverted alongside the Collingtree Road and the M1 motorway.

The proposed no right turns at the junction of Courteenhall Rd and the A508 would increase the amount of traffic through the centre of Blisworth and past the doctors surgery where parking is already a problem and traffic is already at single file through this part of the road which we use daily. The loss of the local is a going to have a massive impact on our village life we walk along side these fields daily and it will never be the same if this development takes place and our country needs farmland to produce more food rather than importing it. The loss of farmland when the country needs to produce more food rather than importing it.

Another major concern is that of light pollution from night time operations at the development..

The site would be surrounded by high earth mounds (bunding) that would be themselves a “blot on the landscape!