Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 02 December 2018
From Sarah Sharp

Representation

I would like to raise the following concerns, the proposed development is on a significant amount of fields, we need to protect our environment and the animals living there not destroy it. The roads are clearly not able to take any additional traffic- every day there are accidents on m1, a43 and a508 which has a knock on effect to Blisworth! There is no need for more employment, south Northants had very low unemployment so the "jobs" would actually just mean more people travelling from afar (again more pollution) moving on from this, there is discussion about moving freight to train, and this is more environmentally friendly- but if you have 1000's of staff driving into work (as there is such low unemployment in the area) surely this has a more detrimental impact. Plus there is only very few opportunities for there to be freight trains used. We moved to the area to be in the countryside for our children to be able to grow up in a nice area (we paid a premium for this and have previously lived near an industrial estate) our son has [Redacted] so this would have a huge detrimental impact on our children. This is a monstrosity and would be an absolute disgrace to get through planning- especially with DIRFT so nearby which is not at capacity.