Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 20 July 2018
From John Pickup

Representation

This development is far too close to j.15 of the M1. This junction is already contested and any incident on the motorway causes major problems in the surrounding road systems.
It will also affect the air quality in the nearby villages which is already too high!
Not only will it increase the lorry traffic, it would also increase the car traffic for the staff employed there.
The DERF depot is only 10-20 miles further north so is another rail depot really needed in this location?