Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 06 December 2018
From James Sharp

Representation

I strongly object to the rail central terminal being built in this area. The impact it would have on the area would be catastrophic.
The roads at present already struggle to deal the traffic, the m1, a508 and a43 seem to constantly have serious accidents on them, and the surrounding roads are regularly in a state of gridlock, the area simply would not be able to cope with the volume expected to be generated by this rail freight.
Dirft is only a short drive away and under utilised, so it seems that there is simply not a need for another terminal so close. Indeed if the aim is strategicly placed terminals, they should be spread out , not close together as this doesn’t move goods from road to rail- quite the opposite. In fact it seems that Ashfield land having sat on land for a long time unable to get planning rights on it have stumbled on the idea of calling a rail freight and therefore in national interest to bypass local planning regulations.
On a personal note I am my family moved from the town to the village for cleaner air. We have son who suffers with his chest and feel the additional pollution this would bring would be detrimental to his health