Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 29 November 2018
From Nick Paul

Representation

Given the volume of available warehouse’s available on nearby industrial estates namely, Swan Valley & Brackmills along with current empty units and construction sites to expand DIRFT, what benefit is there to building additional ones in this plan. Not forgetting the vacant units at Junction 13 Milton Keynes awaiting occupants.
Northamptonshire and the East Midlands is fortunate to be a low unemployment area, where will the employees come from? My guess would be Coventry and the West Midlands that being the case why come to Northampton?
Should this go ahead the quality of life for those making use of the road network will be adversely affected. The safety of my family will increase in risk with the increase of traffic using local villages as cut throughs as is the case daily, and significantly increased when the M1, A43, A5 is at a standstill which is almost daily.
I am concerned at the additional poor air quality with an increase of vehicles negatively affecting asthma sufferers. It’s taken me 10 years of living in a clean air environment to appropriately manage my [Redacted], improving my quality of life.
Submitted for your consideration.