Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 20 July 2018
From R S Sayers


1. Traffic - there simply isn't the capacity for this level of extra traffic, already whenever there is an incident on the M1 the whole area becomes gridlocked.

2. Pollution - there will be a massive increase in already high pollution levels from the large numbers of diesel powered HGVs.

3. Wildlife - what is an area rich in wildlife will become a desert.

4. Crime - we know from similar developments crime will soar, this will be a 'traveller' take-away.

5. Innappropriate development - this proposal contravenes the West Northants Joint Core Strategy (WNJCS). The land to the south of the M1 is protected from development by the WNJCS until 2029, if the project proceeds, further development along the A43 and to the south of the M1 will be inevitable.

6. Strategic requirement - there is no requirement for this development, it is purely an opportunistic application by developers and landowners.