Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 22 July 2018
From Marla Boulton

Representation

We already have a massive transport/rail link at Dirft which is only several junctions up the motorway, why on earth do we need a second one in busy, busy section of country - it doesn't add up. The roads are busy enough, the noise and air pollution would be get even worse than it already is. We keep losing more and more green areas, Northampton just gets bigger and bigger, roads are snagged more and more. Once we have this it will mean more and more will be built. there will no longer be villages just areas of a city that once where villages. Who is going to work 24/7 in these places, we're told east Europeans have stopped coming over with brexit, people will be travelling to work from miles and miles away - more and more traffic on already overstretched motorways and roads. We need the trains we have but are being told they may be reduced so can have more freight trains. The freight will be unloaded - where is it going? if up country it would go to Dirft already, east/west/south why come here? The motorways are constantly congested - when there's a snag on motorway all our roads become gridlocked for hours without all theses extra trucks and cars. Again our country's wildlife looses out. I came to Northampton over 25 years ago and it seemed very rural to me coming from Manchester but now it seems no different except there isn't the road structure in place to cope with it and life is much more unpleasant than it was. I strongly disagree that this is needed or would be of any benefit to the future of Northampton or the country.