Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 07 December 2018
From Joel Burton


My representation will include strong objection to this development of the grounds of:
- Environmental impact
- Overabundance of logistics/warehouse developments in this area
- Proximity to DIRFT
- Impact on the character of the region
- Impact on the roads and traffic congestion in this area
- Impact on local communities
- Unsuitability of the proposed site

I live within a few miles of the development, therefore its impact on me personally will include a potentially serious impact on my commute/ journey to work, a reduction in quality of life and enjoyment of my local area, a negative impact on the value of my home, a breakdown of the local communities of which I am a part - in short, I struggle to see any positives to this development for myself, for local communities or for the region, and I note that the developers/landowners themselves have not offered any positives whatsoever (employment is the only thing that is often cited, but this region does not have particularly high unemployment rates and there is already no shortage of logistics/warehousing jobs).

These are some of the key points that I would intend to make in my full representation and I look forward to the opportunity to do so.