Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 04 December 2018
From Mrs Mavis Brewer


I object very strongly to this SRFI. It is an unnecessary and inappropriate proposal. Unnecessary because there is already a rail freight terminal nearby on junction 18 of the M1. So there is no need for another one here in Milton Malsor. In any case it's contrary to the West Northants Joint Core Strategy.

The thought of having the proposed Rail Central SRFI on my doorstep is my worst nightmare imaginable, bearing in mind I have enjoyed living here in my cottage in Milton Malsor for the past 55 years.

The increase in air pollution this proposed SRFI will generate, due to the thousands of additional vehicle movements a day is another nightmare scenario. I am very worried that the air pollution by nitric oxide and diesel particulate lorry and machinery emissions will be detrimental to my health, bearing in mind I am 85 years of age.

I also object very strongly to the noise which will be generated by the 24/7 operation of the rail terminal including railway shunting, the loading and unloading of containers. Also the light and noise pollution from night time operations would be unbearable.