Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 05 December 2018
From Robert Walder


Sixty-eight years ago I purchased land and built a bungalow in the delightful village of Milton Malsor and have lived there ever since with my wife Together we have also brought up a family and had hoped to live out the rest of our lives in peace and tranquility breathing in the county-side fresh and fresh air.

I object very strongly to the proposed Rail Central SRFI being built on my doorstep - this would be an absolute nightmare. This developer driven proposal is both unnecessary and unwanted.

The thousands of additional vehicle movements horrifies me. The air pollution by Nitrous Oxide and Diesel Particulate lorry and machinery emissions will, I am sure, be detrimental to both my health and to that of my family; not forgetting the population of the village which is becoming more elderly.

I object very strongly to the noise and light pollution the operation will inevitably produce.

I also object strongly to this proposal as it is contrary to the West Northants Joint Core Strategy(WNJCS). The Daventry Terminal(DIRFT) is only a short distance awayfrom this site, serves the same local area and has the capacity for expansion for many years to come. There is therefor no reason to build the proposed Rail Central SRFI.
For all the above reasons I urge that the proposal is refused