Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 29 November 2018
From Neil Jagger

Representation

I OBJECT TO RAIL CENTRAL AND SUMMARISE SOME OF MY REASONS BELOW-

1) THE 'WEST NORTHANTS JOINT CORE STRATEGY' (WNJCS) IS THE FOUNDATION FOR ALL PLANNING IN OUR AREA BUT DOES NOT ENVISAGE A SRFI UNTIL AFTER 2029
2) MILTON MALSOR PARISH COUNCIL PARISH PLAN 2005 REQUIRES THE PARISH TO BE GREEN FIELD
3) AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLANNED ON A SITE NOW ADJACENT TO RAIL CENTRAL HAS NOT PROGRESSED SINCE ASHFIELD SUBMITTED.
4) LAND OWNED BY TWO VILLAGE TRUSTS WOULD BE COMPULSORILY PURCHASED
5) PINS HAS ALREADY REJECTED A SRFI ON THIS SITE
6) ADEQUATE SRFI CAPACITY IS ALREADY AVAILABLE IN THE AREA AT DIRFT
7) A 'LOCAL GAP' IS DESIGNATED BETWEEN MILTON MALSOR AND BISWORTH; RAIL CENTRAL COMPLETELY FILLS IT
8) NOISE, AIR, LIGHT AND VISUAL POLLUTION AT THE VILLAGE WOULD BE INTOLERABLE, ESPECIALLY IF 'NORTHAMPTON GATEWAY' ALSO GOES AHEAD
9) RAIL ACCESS HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN, AND IF FOUND WOULD PREVENT GROWTH OF PASSENGER RAIL SERVICES FROM NORTHAMPTON STATION
10) A FURTHER RECONFIGURATION OF M1 JUNCTION 15 WILL BE OUT OF SCALE AND LEAD TO PROBLEMS ON LOCAL ROADS
10) RAIL CENTRAL IS AN INDUSTRIAL SITE ADJACENT TO MILTON MALSOR VILLAGE WHICH IT WOULD OVERWHELM AND DESTROY AS A QUIET RURAL VILLAGE IN AN AREA WITH EXTENSIVE NEW HOUSING
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