Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

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Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange

Received 22 July 2018
From Marcus Arnold

Representation

I do not believe there is a need for such a huge development, DIRFT 18 miles to the north is being expanded, 18 miles to the south near junction 13 of the M1 there is currently over 1.1M sq feet of warehousing empty so why build more warehouses to sit empty?
The effect of such a development creating an additional 16500 vehicle movements per day, would be catastrophic on the local roads, A45, A508 and M1 motor way, which can barely cope with current traffic levels
Surrounding villages would be subject to Noise Light and Air Pollution, increased traffic, increased crime, as per areas around DIRFT have seen a 176% increase in crime since 2000/1.
Therefor i very strongly object to this development which will have a dramatic effect on my quality of life,will probably reduce the value of my home which forms part of my pension plan