Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 05 December 2018
From Mrs Brenda Binks


I enjoy living here in Milton Malsor with my husband, and have done so for the past 44 years. It`s such a delight to live in such a pretty rural village in open countryside. Needless to say we are looking forward to spending the rest of our days here in peace and quiet without the very real threat of being poisoned by air pollution!

I therefore object very strongly to the proposed Rail Central SRFI due to the increase in air pollution which this SRFI will generate, due to the thousands of additional vehicle movements a day. Air Pollution by Nitric Oxide and Diesel Particulate lorry and machinery emissions will seriously affect my health, which is of great concern to me.

Also the noise and light pollution generated from this SRFI operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, would be simply unbearable.

I also strongly object to this developer driven SRFI on the grounds it`s contrary to the West Northants Joint Core Strategy (WNJCS). The Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) is only a short distance away on junction 18 on the M1, so there is no need for the proposed Rail Central SRFI.