Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 01 December 2018
From Carol Thorn

Representation

This proposed development is ruinous to our local ecology, community and well being. It will affect every aspect of our lives, with 24/7 noise, light and other pollution, increased crime both during construction and operational phases and appalling congestion on all local infrastructure and the negative impact on safety that goes with it. There is no need for a further Rail Freight terminal in the locality as DIRFT which is still expanding is only 15 miles away and this therefore does not fall within the strategic national plan to provide RFIs across the country - not to group them all in one small area. Warehousing in Northamptonshire is currently under utilised so adding millions more square footage will only add to the issue. Warehousing jobs locally are difficult to fill so any future employees will need to commute from other areas, again increasing traffic etc. Appears to be purely with intent to make money for a very small minority.