Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 21 July 2018
From Steve Ferguson

Representation

I object strongly to this development. Please do not let this monstrous construction happen in our rural countryside. The traffic along the A508 is already dangerous and peak time traffic has long queues already at Junction 15. Even without this development, the Dept of Transport is already warning of severe congestion on the M1 J15-17 by 2040. This would both accelerate and worsen that picture.

There is NO strategic need for this development- it is only 18 miles from DRIFT- an existing and larger facility.

Rail capacity for passengers will be negatively impacted on what is the busiest stretch of railway in Europe.

Noise, light and air pollution will rise significantly, and will be 24/7. 520 acres of farmland, wildlife corridors and habitats will be destroyed.

It just make NO sense to pursue this strategically unnecessary development in an area which is rural, and struggling to cope within the existing infrastructure.