Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 29 November 2018
From Jane Hill

Representation

I believe that this proposal would be detrimental to the area as a whole. I think that, if allowed to proceed, the development will only increase the amount of traffic on our roads. This in turn will lead to more air and noise pollution. The area has relatively low unemployment which would mean that workers would have to be recruited from further afield. This would put pressure on roads which already suffer from congestion. I also feel that the proposal does not fit into the overall future plan for the area and that the development would be too close to the existing Rail Freight Interchange at DIRFT. The rail network would not be able to cope with the amount of extra journeys and there is a danger that the development would turn into yet another warehouse depot with lorries going in and out constantly.