Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 05 December 2018
From Angela Passmore


I strongly object to this Rail Freight Terminal.

I am the owner of a small cleaning business and already find it difficult to recruit people to work for me due to there being a very low level of unemployment in the area. A development of the size being proposed would need to employ thousands of people which would make it impossible for small businesses such as mine to compete for workers.

My second objection is related to traffic. Currently during the morning and evening rush hours many of the roads around the town become very congested causing many delays. Despite what Rail Central say it is enevitable that the situation will get worse with the thousands of additional vehicles that the site would generate on the local roads. A significant issue that appears to have been overlooked is that when there are problems on the M1, a regular feature, traffic around Northampton comes to a standstill. This does have a significant impact on myself and fellow workers who need to reach clients on time.