Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 22 July 2018
From Rosemary Anne Cook

Representation

No strategic need due to DIRFT. Road capacity is insufficient. Noise light and air pollution, Loss of wildlife habitat and farmland. I live in Roade and the development will impinge on my daily life. There is no need for this development Junction 15 is unable to cope with the current traffic. There is insufficient housing in the area and the local employment situation means that very few local people would work here meaning that workers would have to come from further afield meaning more traffic on a daily basis. Increasing freight services could potentially lead to a reduction in passenger services. Why is there a need for Northampton gateway when DIRFT is only 20 miles away?