Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 06 December 2018
From David Walter


I strongly object to the Rail Freight terminal that would be right next to Gayton Marina. For some years now we have used this as a base for our walking holidays using the excellent network of footpaths around the area.

It has been brought to our notice that many of the footpaths in the Gayton/Milton Malsor/Blisworth area would be diverted away from countryside and placed alongside railway lines or roads. Frankly, the proposed diversion routes would offer no appeal whatsoever. They would suffer from both noise and air pollution and the current long distance views would be replaced by trains, cars and the dreadful grey metal fencing alongside the railway. Why would anyone want to walk by that.

If this goes ahead we would certainly stop using Gayton Marina as a base and take our custom elsewhere.