Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 03 December 2018
From Graham Ferrie

Representation

1) Destruction of many hectares of good farmland. this will reduce the biodiversity of the area and give rise to other 'me too' development applications along the A43 corridor. The developers application discusses how they will improve bio diversity but the facts and the logic of their case are incorrect and amount to a misrepresentation to the Minister of State.
2) This development will not provide new employment for the area. Official statistics show that South Northamptonshire already has full employment so any jobs will entail travelling from outside the area. This is not taken into account in the application. Factual evidence can be provided in DIRFT where 50% of the staffing of Tesco Distribution is provided by immigrant Romanian people.
3) The infrastructure of the area will be unable to deal with the additional road traffic especially at peak times between 5.00am and 9.00am. This will endanger the lives of the schoolchildren who rely on road transport in this area.