Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 07 December 2018
From Mrs Jane Pinnock


Having had the pleasure of living in the delightful rural village of Milton Malsor for over 25 years, I object very strongly to the proposed Rail Central SRFI on the grounds of:

1) The significant increase in traffic movements amounting to thousands a day, many of which are HGV`s which will be generated by the SRFI, will lead to traffic chaos, on the already congested roads in the locality.

2) The increase in air pollution, generated by the thousands of additional daily vehicle movements, will directly impact on the health of residents in Milton Malsor, as well as, for those in neighbouring villages. Air Pollution by Nitric Oxide and Diesel Particulate lorry and machinery emissions causes immense harm. This is a national issue.

3) The light and noise pollution generated by the 24/7 operation of the rail terminal will be unbearable for residents in Milton Malsor, due to the railway shunting, the loading and unloading of containers.

4) This developer driven proposal is contrary to the West Northants Joint Core Strategy. As the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) is only a short distance away on junction 18 on the M1, there is no need for the proposed Rail Central SRFI which is both unwanted and unnecessary.