Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 30 November 2018
From Andrew Bell

Representation

1 - Rail Central is not needed as there is 8 million sqft of space being built, or rather not built at the Railport at Junction 18 of the M1 which is considered sufficient for the needs of the area for the next period, 10+ years. Interestingly the development of this area is slow as there are not the tenants to occupy the units.
2 - There is an alternative centre directly opposite the M1 which has already got permissions so why have a second so close.
3 - Should the development ever get tenants it will push more traffic onto the already overloaded A43 which runs from the M1 to the M40. At Towcester this is blocked due to excess traffic at several times during the day and the addition of a third roundabout at Towcester due to the large housing development will only exasperate this situation further.
4 - The development will destroy the countryside between Blisworth and Milton Mansor and should it ever be filled will degrade the environment for those who live in the area.