Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 07 December 2018
From Neil Mcconchie

Representation

I wish to oppose the application which will change the character, charm and community spirit ofhistoric villages, Roade, Milton Malsor and Blisworth. The alleged strategic importance is overstated, with the Dirft interchange some 20 miles away with expansion plans and potential space to develop still further, an existing rail freight terminal. Investment should be concentrated at Dirft where there is limited effect on either villages or the environment - the Dirft site can deliver everything that is required to switch freight off road and onto rail. Why destroy communities where the only beneficiaries are exiting landowners?